The Legendary King Arthur


Could a man really pull a sword from a stone and become king? Coould a magician form the Middle Ages cast a spell and create a legend? These are interesting questions for writers who have explored the legend of King Arthur. There have been a number of accounts written about the legendary king. However, although he has been a popular figure in literature for over eight hundred years, there is not total agreement about all aspects of the Arthurian legend. There are, in fact many versions of the Arthurian legend which sare some similarities while differing in many ways as well. A primary source is Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D' Arthur. Other versions include T.H. White's The Once and ...

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to as Wart. The first the reader hears of the sword in the anvil is when Ector, Kay, and Arthur hear of Uther's death form King Pellinore. The similarities and differences evident in a variety of tellings of the Arthurian legend combine to prove that, across the centuries, the tale has remained alive and well and continues to prove that, across the centuries, the tale has remaine alive and well and continues to thrive in the late twentieth century. Although the various version differ in some of their details of the making of a king, each version depicts Arthur as a young man who deserves almost magical powers from a sword. The stories differ as to how Arthur takes possession of his magical sword, but in all versions Arthur is able to triumph over all of his competitors in earning his right to the ...

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