Book Review: Sir Thomas Malory's 'e Morte D'Arthur'

544 Words Feb 5th, 2018 2 Pages
Heroes like Arthur, Lancelot, and Galahad are focused on achieving personal glory and are unhesitant about embarking on adventurous journeys with the purpose of being successful. These characters experience a series of tests that are intriguing and comical at the same time and eventually come to consider that their personal identities are the result of the events that they go through, taking into account that they emerge with a different understanding of the world as they progress.
It appears that Malory wanted readers to perceive the typical Arthurian hero as a character who is a victim of society's false values and who suffers primarily as a consequence of the fact that he is too na誰ve to understand that most people are only interested in exploiting his abilities. Lancelot's friends were actually well-acquainted with his stories and were inclined to discriminate him as a consequence of his experiences. "And even as Sir Ector and Sir Percival told these tales of Sir Lancelot, Queen Guenivere wept as she should have died" (Malory 303). It is probable that the Queen was among the only ones who truly understood what it was like to be an Arthurian hero and felt sorry knowing that they were doomed from the very first years of their…
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