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daily 08/12/2014

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    • In the Fisher King legends, he becomes impotent and unable to perform his task himself, and he also becomes unable to father or support a next generation to carry on after his death.
    • His kingdom suffers as he does, his impotence affecting the fertility of the land and reducing it to a barren wasteland. All he is able to do is fish in the river near his castle, Corbenic, and wait for someone who might be able to heal him.
    • This is Percival in earlier stories; in later versions, he is joined by Galahad and Bors.
    • and it is prophesied that Galahad will achieve the Grail and heal the Wasteland.
    • Parry believes that The Fisher King was charged by God with guarding the Holy Grail, but incurred an incapacitating wound for his sin of pride
    • “How did you find what my brightest and bravest could not?” The Fool laughed and said “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.” Parry’s quest to live out this fable becomes his journey to return from his madness.
    • Ernest Hemingway used this theme in his first novel, The Sun Also Rises, through the main character Jake Barnes. Jake is a veteran of WWI who, because of war wounds suffered in the groin, is unable to perform sexually and only finds balance in life by going fishing.
    • If you asked Shailene Woodley for Tylenol she would say “I think I have some in my purse,” and then give you a handful of bees.
    • As an anonymous federal official complained to McClatchy’s D.C. bureau, “The story is partly about names and places. All of a sudden you wouldn’t be able to tell that story.”

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