I have always enjoyed epics and I can safely say that adventure video games give me the experience of being in an epic myself. Ready player one also reads like an epic- with many characters hell bent on finding an egg, clues leading to nowhere, friends and enemies being made at each turn and most importantly a teenager becoming a hero- forever immortalised as the discoverer of the egg. Like the holy grail- the egg is something which promises many things and should be seen as a symbolic item. In this novel the egg mean more than just money- it showed Wade who is friends are and that there are more important things in life than just money or a virtual reality, it showed him that life , real life is also important.
I first noticed the allusion to the King Arthur’s legend when Wade introduced his avatar as Parcival. Parcival was the knight who found the holy grail and in this novel Wade finds the egg. This allusion to the holy grail makes sense because in the arthurian legend, it stamds for eternal life and immortality which connects well the the theme of immortality present in the novel.