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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

by Mark Twain

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What does the bullet hole in the armor at Warrick Castle foreshadow in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court?

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While one can look at the obvious in reference to the bullet in the armor, it more subtly foreshadows he demise of that which some deem to be indestructable. Armor is seen as being a way to protect oneself from injury and harm. It is this bullet hole that seems to be out of place and contrary to our perceptions of armor as the "bullet-proof vest" of its time. All that Hank attempts to create to tear down the church and the concept of the Diving Right of kings is eventually overturned or destroyed by his one great enemy - The Catholic Church.

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