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King Arthur's Court

 

The Knights of the Round Table were noble in their actions.
Sir Launcelot is a prime example of nobility of the Round
Table. Throughout his life, Launcelot has been unselfish,
caring, and faithful to the knighthood. Launcelot was the
greatest mounted warrior and was respected by all. The
Knights of the Round Table were noble people.
 
Sir Launcelot was a faithful knight. He was devoted to his
work of adventure and helping the disturbed by his pledge
to the knighthood. Many women throughout the kingdom craved
Launcelot because of his courage. When asked, "Why is it
you do not take to yourself a wife?" (p.561), Launcelot
replied, "But married I will not be, for then I will have
to attend my lady instead of entering tournaments and war,
and riding in search of adventure." (p.561) Sir Launcelot
has always had an interest in Queen Gwynevere, but he never
fully persued her.
 
Sir Launcelot proved he was not selfish in many ways
throughout the story. After Launcelot defeated Sir
Tarquine, he resisted the idea of looting his castle for
all of Sir Tarquine's wealth. When Launcelot arrived at the
castle of Tintagil, he killed the two giant guards and
again he resisted in stealing their wealth. Each time, he
gave the riches to the prisoners whom were captured in the
castle. These occurrences show that Launcelot did not wish
personal riches for himself, but wanted to complete his
duties as a Knight of the Round Table by not being selfish.
 
Sir Launcelot proved he was caring throughout the story in
many ways. Launcelot defended a woman who was being
attacked by Sir Percy. Launcelot killed the man responsible
for this thievery saying, "For shame that a knight should
so degrade his high calling." (p.561) Launcelot also showed
his compassion with Sir Kay. Launcelot killed three knights
who were about to attack Sir Kay. Launcelot said, "You're
lives will be spared if you yield Sir Kay." (p.562) While
Sir Kay slept that night, Launcelot switched his armor with
Sir Kay's and rode off to fight Sir Kay's enemies to give
Sir Kay a clear ride back in Launcelot's armor. Sir
Launcelot jousted Sir Gauture, Sir Raynolds, and Sir
Gylemore making each of them yield to Sir Kay during
Launcelot's ride to the Camelot.
 
Sir Launcelot is the best example of the loyalty of the
Knights of the Round table in all of his actions. Launcelot
did not let love get into any of his affairs and yet showed
compassion and proved that he was not out to win personal
gain. The Knights of the Round Table were noble in their
actions. 
 

 




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