Quest For The Holy Grail

1319 WordsNov 13, 20156 Pages
Lancelot, Galahad and their Quest for the Holy Grail In the Arthurian Legend, Sir Lancelot is viewed as the powerful and skilled “White Knight”, however, he is also considered as the “Sinful Adulterer” for his disobeyment to the knights’ code of chivalry. Despite his innocence, these corrupt sins led to his unsuccessful quest for the Holy Grail. Instead, Galahad, the illegitimate son of Sir Lancelot, is destined to achieve the Holy Grail, his devotional purity making him a greater warrior than even his prominent father. For one thing, Sir Lancelot du Lac is viewed to be the greatest and worst knight of king Arthur’s Round Table. Firstly, Lancelot is widely known to be the greatest swordsman of the Round Table. Legend tells that as a child, Lancelot is left by the lake, where he is found by Vivian, the Lady of the Lake. She raises and fosters him, and in time Lancelot became one of legend’s most powerful knights. Additionally, he never failed in gentleness, courtesy, or in courage. He is said to be the bravest and most pure of heart and is always willing to help others, saving a tremendous amount of people during his lifetime. Nonetheless, Lancelot is also conflicted as the ill-made knight who commits the horrible sin of adultery. Queen Guinevere, King Arthur 's wife, and Lancelot fall deeply in love and have an affair that is eventually revealed by Mordred. Lancelot betrays the trust of Arthur and goes against his vows as a knight. Because of this sin, Lancelot feels
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