Mr Kiana

Topics: King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table, Gawain Pages: 3 (898 words) Published: May 7, 2013
Unit one stories of heroes Lesson 6 the death or Arthur

How does Mordred manage to have himself crowned the king of England? Answer) He lies and says Arthur is dead. (Sir Mordred tells the public that Arthur has died while fighting Sir Lancelot in France Why is the treaty between Arthur and sir Mordred broken so quickly? Answer) A snake bites a knight; and the knight draws his sword to kill the snake, which sparks the battle (such unfortunate twists of fate are common in medieval legends. What qualities does Sir Bedivere display the first two times Arthur dispatches him to throw Excalibur into the water? Answer) Selfishness and greed(The first two times Arthur dispatches him to throw Excalibur back into the water, sir bedievere convets the sword and tries to disobey Arthur and keep it for himself As he is being rowed away by the four queens, Arthur tells sir Bedivere to Answer) take care of himself, for the king is too weak to lead anymore. (Arthur is reminding his knight to be self-sufficient and strong. When Arthur dies, sir Bedivere behaves in ways that show him to be Answer) loyal and honorable (sir Bedivere fasts and prays with the hermit after Arthur’s death, thus displaying his continuing loyally to his fallen leader.

Special Qualities Arthur’s Qualities
At several points in the story, Arthur displays an uncommon capacity for forgiveness and wisdom, he sets aside his dispute with Lancelot to ask for his help in defeating Sir Mordred, then, he agrees to a treaty with the traitorous Sir Mordred. Finally, he forgives sir Bedivere after Bedivere fails to throw the sword in the water at his request Challenges

Throughout his life. Arthur relies on the code of chivalry as he faces and overcomes significant challenges. Yet, forgetting the code, he fails at the critical moment; he lets anger govern his behavior in the battle with Sir Mordred, attacking his son despite dire warnings not to engage the battle. Through Arthur survives the encounter with...
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