A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

by

Mark Twain

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Marhaus Character Analysis

Marhaus is an Irish prince. He’s a central player in the story Sandy tells Hank Morgan while they ride on Hank’s quest. Marhaus once crossed swords with Sir Gawaine and, impressed by Gawaine’s brave fighting and dauntless courage, befriended him. Marhaus later defeats a duke and his six sons, sending them to Camelot to serve King Arthur.
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Marhaus Character Timeline in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

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Chapter 15: Sandy’s Tale
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...with Hank occasionally interrupting to correct her archaic phrasing. The woman-hating knight was Irish prince Marhaus. Sir Gawaine warned the women that the two knights guarding their tower wouldn’t be able... (full context)
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Nature vs. Nurture  Theme Icon
...noiseless—just ghosts scuffling in a fog.” Undisturbed, Sandy picks up where she left off, with Marhaus unhorsing Sir Gawaine. Hank slips into daydreams about boyhood trips to the seashore, and he... (full context)
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...Hank tries to convince Sandy to give the characters accents, like an Irish brogue for Marhaus. Sandy ignores him, doggedly returning to her story. The ladies are 60, 30, and 15... (full context)
Chapter 19: Knight-Errantry as a Trade
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Superiority, Power, and Authority Theme Icon
...knights they met the day before. Having left the magical fountain with the 30-year-old damsel, Marhaus spent the night at the Duke of the South Marches’s home. Marhaus, accepting the duke’s... (full context)