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The King Must Die Summary
Mary Renault

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The King Must Die Summary

Plot Summary

"The King Must Die", written by Mary Renault, is a story based on the early life of Theseus. It is told by Theseus as an old man remembering his early life as the grandson of a king, his search to find his father, his captivity in Crete, and through his inner strength and leadership his return home.

Theseus begins the story with his childhood and the beliefs that had been handed down to him by his mother and grandfather. Theseus had thought himself to be the god begotten son of Poseidon. His mother and grandfather told him this for many years. Theseus didn't grown tall like other god begotten sons were said to grow. He pushed himself and challenged everyone around him to prove that he was worthy of Poseidon.

When Theseus was seventeen his mother showed him a stone and told him that if he could pull...

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