Search icone
Search and publish your papers

The effects of Norman culture and language on the Saxons

Or download with : a doc exchange

About the author

CEO of homeworkdoer.com
Level
General public
Study
computer...
School/University
TSU

About the document

Published date
Language
documents in English
Format
Word
Type
presentations
Pages
1 page
Level
General public
Accessed
0 times
Validated by
Committee Oboolo.com
0 Comment
Rate this document
  1. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott puts the effects of the Norman Culture into perspective
  2. The Saxon culture established a separate identity from that of the Normans
  3. Following the decline of the Saxons, the culture was assimilated into Norman culture
  4. Both the Normans and Saxons initially refused to speak the other's language initially
  5. With the assimilation of Norman into Saxon culture came the transition from Neoclassical to the Romantic era
  6. The assimilation of Norman into Saxon culture provided a blend that transcended each

Change is an inevitable part of existence. Throughout history man has evolved in terms of philosophy, theology, and ideology. Sir Walter Scott provides an identification of the additional elements involved in change through his novel, Ivanhoe. Societal and linguistic changes were the result of the Norman invasion covered by the plot of Ivanhoe. An analysis of the novel reveals the effects Norman culture and language had on the Saxons.

[...] As a previously oppressed people, this seemed to be the least likely outcome. Despite their previous experience, the Saxons went on to oppress the Jews. The Christianity derived from Norman culture is identified as the root of this occurrence. (Bossche) Both the Normans and Saxons initially refused to speak the other's language initially. Despite various claims, both the Normans and Saxons spoke French. King Richard is specifically noted as an individual that spoke English. However, this is not true. He spoke French and knew little English. [...]


[...] An analysis of the novel reveals the effects Norman culture and language had on the Saxons. Summary Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott puts the effects of the Norman Culture into perspective. Within the novel, the tension between the Normans and Saxons is illustrated. The Saxons seem to be overpowered by the Normans. However, there are relationships between the two that allow a blending of the cultures. Following the story allows the audience to witness the establishment of the Romantic Era and the decline of the Neoclassical Period. [...]

Similar documents you may be interested in reading.

The place of the French language in our society

 Philosophy & literature   |  Linguistics   |  Term papers   |  05/17/2009   |   .doc   |   11 pages

English as a global language : Past, present and future

 Philosophy & literature   |  Linguistics   |  Presentation   |  09/29/2010   |   .doc   |   2 pages

Recent documents in linguistics category

Countable and uncountable nouns

 Philosophy & literature   |  Linguistics   |  Summaries   |  03/29/2016   |   .doc   |   3 pages

Native English speakers of the world

 Philosophy & literature   |  Linguistics   |  Presentation   |  07/27/2015   |   .doc   |   3 pages