The Once and Future King Essay | Lancelot, A Character Analysis

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Lancelot, A Character Analysis

Summary: Discusses The Once and Future King, by T. H. White. Debates if the character of Lancelot is truly a saint or only a troubled human. Provides supporting evidence from the text.
He was truly hideous, "the boy's face was as ugly as a monster's in the king's menagerie. He looked like an African ape." (329), yet he became the best knight in the world, capturing hearts of many maidens. In The Once and Future King, by T.H. White, Arthur had met Lancelot when he was still a young boy. Arthur told him to join his Order of Chivalry when Lancelot grew older. Lancelot grew up and became a knight of the Round Table, and Arthur's right arm. He traveled the land fighting Might, saving maidens, and achieving numerous, noble deeds. Overall, except his grotesque appearance, Lancelot appeared perfect. However, some of his appearance reflected into his inside. Like all humans, the Ill-Made Knight was not perfect. Lancelot's imperfectability is expressed through his arrogance vs. self-hatred, his internal battle between God and Guenever and his trait of obsession...

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