Chivalry is usually known as a moral system or an honor code. It originated in
the 12th century when kings ruled the country, as a code to make peace. Now
there is no king or queen monarchy, now thereís that wonderful thing that we
call the Government. If you were to ask me if chivalry existed today Iíd have
to say that there are some examples, but there sure arenít as many as there
used to be. Back in the time when King Arthur ruled a lot of the people were
loyal to their king and their country. Now our wonderful crime, racism, and hate
conquer all systems. Some ways that you might be able to say that chivalry still
is around is perhaps clubs, such as, basketball teams or baseball teams. The
teams as well as the fans have great loyalty to their team. The fans will wait
outside for days to get tickets for the big game. People pay to see fights on
Pay-Per-View. And if you ever go to a Hawks game Iíll guarantee you that their
fans will "tell off" anyone that is saying anything bad about their beloved
team! Another way that you could find chivalry today would be all the Unions.
Chicago Unions have plenty of hard working men and women in all sorts of trades.
They are very loyal and proud (most of them!) of their work that they have done.
Then you get the people that just want their paycheck. Those are the types that
really donít show much loyalty or contribute much to their job. Some ways that
you could say that there is not really chivalry in todayís society is the
slowly disintegrating church. Not nearly as many people are becoming involved in
the church now as in earlier centuries. If you look at the data there is a big
decrease in Ministers, Priests, Nuns, and Deacons. I know this because my Dad is
becoming ordained to be a Deacon in about a year. After he is done doing all of
the steps, he will become a deacon in the Catholic Church. I think that some
people donít care, but also I think that they just have too many things to do,
and are too busy for the church. In my overall view of chivalry I would say that
it depends how you define chivalry to say if it exists anymore. There are a lot
of pros and a lot of cons, but it all depends on the personís beliefs. I think
that chivalry exists today, but itís mostly up to the reader to define it as
right or wrong. There is no right or wrong answer, itís your opinion.