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It is apparent in today’s society that the definition and application of chivalry has changed through history. During the Middle Ages, chivalry was a code of brave and courteous conduct for knights. According to this system of morals and manners, a knight was to remain faithful to God, loyal to his king, true to his lady-love, and helpful to their less fortunate kinsmen. Chivalry is still alive today but to a lesser extent than …

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…bleak. If society doesn’t change its ways soon, the quality of life and chivalrous behavior will continue to decline. Chivalrous conduct could return slowly if society realizes the importance of it. I think the phrase “treat your neighbor as you would like to be treated” simplifies chivalry. Since the beginning of the Arthurian legend, chivalry has been an important aspect of life; I hope this aspect stays with humanity many years into the future.