Honors English 2
27 September 2011
King Arthur’s Eulogy
Welcome fellow royal subjects, family, and friends. We all are here for the same reason, to mourn over the loss of our dearest king, King Arthur. The world the past few days has seem like a whole new experience without him around. I have noticed less smiles on people’s faces, the rainy days have seemed longer, and the sun seems to shine less bright. Our beloved king was a kind sir who cared about each and every one of you. Where ever his soul may be now, we should acknowledge that he’s in a better place because we know he’s released from all the pain he had suffered from.
King Arthur as a young child had a life very different to others. He never knew his real mother and father and was raised in a foster family. His foster father, Sir Ector, believed in tough love. Sir Ector gave Arthur a nick name, Wart. Arthur was called this because he was almost a nuisance to the family. Sir Ector gave Arthur many duties as a child such as dishes, cooking, and sweeping. With so much responsibility, Arthur never really had the chance to be a child.
Our King did however have many qualities as a child that were overlooked by his family. He was curious, brave, and loyal. The only one who ever appreciated and accepted Arthur for who he really was, was Merlyn. When Arthur was young, he wanted to become a squire when he grew up, but Merlyn believed in having a good education and wouldn’t allow that to happen. When Merlyn would tutor Arthur, Arthur would ask lots of questions. He was always striving to know more. Merlyn was loved by the family. When he had told everyone that he was leaving because the children didn’t need to be tutored anymore, Arthur had said his goodbyes in a depressing way and Sir Ector had said, “I think you’re a useful chap whatever happens. You just stay and teach me, or be the librarian or something. Don’t you leave an old man alone, after the children have flown” (White...