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Contrasting Views of Arthurian Legends

Summary: Provides a comparison between The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Knight Life by Peter David. Focuses on comparisons of characters' relationships. Describes how though the settings and plots may be similar, character development differs.
Even with just one Arthurian story, there are various versions of it. Though the settings and plots may be similar, character development differs. Similarly, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Knight Life by Peter David tell of the same Arthurian legend but portray characters and their growth in different contexts. While Bradley tells of Morgaine and others in a deep and foreboding tone with many serious situations, David portrays them in a light-hearted point of view with a humorous touch on the basic legend. Therefore, even though both books may depict the same occurrences and infidelities, characters' relationships and portrayals such as Arthur and Lancelot's, Lancelot and Gwenhwyfar's, and Arthur and Morgaine's, vastly contrast and is found to have few similarities regarding meaning or love.

In both novels, Lancelot and Gwenhwyfar have an obvious relationship with each other, but the motives in each book contrast...

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