First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer

By Jeffrey Archer

Charles Seymour, second-born son, is absolutely not the earl like his father, yet he did inherit his mother's strength-and the desire to achieve his destiny...Simon Kerslake's father sacrificed every thing to ensure his son's desires come precise. Now it truly is Simon's likelihood to upward thrust as excessive as these desires allow...Ray Gould used to be born to the again streets yet raised with pride-a caliber matched via a pointy mind and the need to realize the impossible...Andrew Fraser used to be raised by means of a football hero grew to become baby-kisser. Now it's his flip for heroics, regardless of the cost.

From strangers to opponents, 4 males embark on a trip for the top stakes of all-the keys to No. 10 Downing highway. Unfolding over 3 a long time, their honor might be demonstrated, their loyalties betrayed, and their love of relatives and state challenged. yet in a video game the place there's a first between equals, just one can triumph.

Jeffrey Archer used to be expert at Oxford college. He has served 5 years in Britain's condominium of Commons and fourteen years in the home of Lords. All of his novels and brief tale collections--including And Thereby Hangs a story, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and fake Impression--have been foreign bestselling books. Archer is married with sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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2. If the texts, religions, and myths had meaning in the past, they are no longer significant in the modern world. As Frazer’s Golden Bough teaches, they are simply myths. C. Maybe? It depends on how you interpret the poem. 1. Any reader’s interpretation of the poem is subjective; this subjectivity is entirely in keeping with the assumptions of Modernism. 2. The meaning of the poem is a product of the reader’s interpretation; this has always been true of Grail texts as far back as Chrétien’s. Grail texts always teach their readers how to interpret the Grail.

2. Morgaine, outraged by this act of desecration, acting as the Goddess herself, seizes the cup and carries it around the church, giving drink to all who are there in a ritual that recognizes the Goddess. Initiates of the Goddess recognize her and her service. 3. But the Christians present believe they see an angel, some holy maiden, even Jesus’ mother Mary holding the cup. Patricius says it was the cup Jesus used at the Last Supper and terms it the Holy Grail. 4. Arthur’s knights, as in the Quest of the Holy Grail, swear to seek the Grail for a year and a day.

Standing at his right is “Ecclesia,” representing the Christian church; she holds a chalice in which she collects blood spilling from the wound in Jesus’ side. This symbol of the personified Church holding a chalice is inspired by Jesus’ words over the wine cup at the Last Supper: “This is the chalice, the new testament in my blood, which shall be shed for you” (Luke 22: 20). The picture of Ecclesia with a chalice then is a way of depicting the beginning of Christianity itself, the New Covenant, at the moment Jesus’ blood is shed.

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