History Literature / AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt

25th Jul '16 7:40:48 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* HandWave: There's no explanation for how Hank got to Camelot in the first place. Similarly, the paradoxical implications of existing in two places at once while he sleeps for 13 centuries are also never addressed. There's a reference to "transmigration of souls" but that doesn't explain how Hank's body (and clothes) change centuries either.

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* HandWave: There's no explanation for how Hank got to Camelot in the first place. Similarly, the paradoxical implications of existing in two places at once while he sleeps for 13 centuries are also never addressed. There's a reference to "transmigration of souls" but that doesn't explain how Hank's body (and clothes) change centuries either. Of course, the most obvious explanation is that it was all in his head while he was out cold from the blow to head he received just before finding himself in the past.
22nd Jul '16 4:11:56 AM ManEFaces
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* For all his skill and knowledge about modern (for the 19th century) technology, which he used to turn Arthurian Britain into a utopia, Hank Morgan can't do anything when his daughter falls sick. Thankfully, she gets better.
* Later, he can't do anything to stop the civil war that tears the country apart after Lancelot and Guenivere's affair is revealed. All he can do is use his advanced technology (gatling guns, electric barbed wire and telegraphs) to hold out against the reactionary knights, up until Merlin's spell (the only one shown to work) sends him back to the present.

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* ** For all his skill and knowledge about modern (for the 19th century) technology, which he used to turn Arthurian Britain into a utopia, Hank Morgan can't do anything when his daughter falls sick. Thankfully, she gets better.
* ** Later, he can't do anything to stop the civil war that tears the country apart after Lancelot and Guenivere's affair is revealed. All he can do is use his advanced technology (gatling guns, electric barbed wire and telegraphs) to hold out against the reactionary knights, up until Merlin's spell (the only one shown to work) sends him back to the present.
22nd Jul '16 4:11:24 AM ManEFaces
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* For all his skill and knowledge about modern (for the 19th century) technology, which he used to turn Arthurian Britain into a utopia, Hank Morgan can't do anything when his daughter falls sick. Thankfully, she gets better.
* Later, he can't do anything to stop the civil war that tears the country apart after Lancelot and Guenivere's affair is revealed. All he can do is use his advanced technology (gatling guns, electric barbed wire and telegraphs) to hold out against the reactionary knights, up until Merlin's spell (the only one shown to work) sends him back to the present.
13th Jul '16 10:38:19 PM marcoasalazarm
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* GoOutWithASmile: A spectacularly gruesome example: [[spoiler:After managing to sneak into Hank's camp and apply the spell that will keep Hank asleep for hundreds of years]], Merlin decides to expose himself to everybody else and gloat, [[spoiler:and while he's dancing around in victory, he trips and falls onto the electrified barbed wire, which kills him. His large victory grin remains frozen in his face because of ''rigor mortis'' and the effect of electricity on human muscles.]]
17th Jun '16 1:01:10 AM Doug86
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''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'' is a classic 1889 novel written by MarkTwain. Hank Morgan, a resident of Hartford, Connecticut, suffers a blow to the head and inexplicably awakens to find himself in sixth century Britain. There, he is able to convince King Arthur that he is a powerful wizard and ends up assuming the job of the king's adviser, and attempts to impose modern technology and values onto the society.

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''A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'' is a classic 1889 novel written by MarkTwain.Creator/MarkTwain. Hank Morgan, a resident of Hartford, Connecticut, suffers a blow to the head and inexplicably awakens to find himself in sixth century Britain. There, he is able to convince King Arthur that he is a powerful wizard and ends up assuming the job of the king's adviser, and attempts to impose modern technology and values onto the society.
31st May '16 12:23:06 PM FordPrefect
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** Particularly exemplified when a village blacksmith boasts of his wealth: he eight salt meat eight times a month, fresh meat ''twice'' a month, and has five chairs despite only having a family of three. Hank is from the 19th century and finds it laughable.

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** Particularly exemplified when a village blacksmith boasts of his wealth: he eight ate salt meat eight times a month, fresh meat ''twice'' a month, and has five chairs despite only having a family of three. Hank is from the 19th century and finds it laughable.
31st May '16 12:22:34 PM FordPrefect
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* TimeTravel: To go backwards: a head injury knocks out Hank, who wakes up in wakes up 13 centuries ago, in the time of Myth/KingArthur. To go forwards: Merlin puts Hank to [[RipVanWinkle sleep for 13 centuries]].

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* TimeTravel: To go backwards: a head injury knocks out Hank, who wakes up in wakes up 13 centuries ago, in the time of Myth/KingArthur. To go forwards: Merlin puts Hank to [[RipVanWinkle sleep for 13 centuries]].
31st May '16 12:19:55 PM FordPrefect
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* KnightErrant: Hank reluctantly becomes one, and the knights of the round table also qualify.

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* KnightErrant: Hank reluctantly becomes one, and the knights Knights of the round table Round Table also qualify.
3rd Mar '16 11:56:30 AM AnotherGuy
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** RealLifeWritesThePlot: Twain had taken a break from writing it. When he came back to it, his outlook on life had soured immensely.
10th Dec '15 10:25:14 AM Chabal2
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** Particularly exemplified when a village blacksmith boasts of his wealth: he eight salt meat eight times a month, fresh meat ''twice'' a month, and has five chairs despite only having a family of three. Hank is from the 19th century and finds it laughable.
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