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Merlin, Friend or Foe?

Summary: Explores Thomas Malory's version of the King Arthur legend, Le Morte d'Arthur. Considers if Merlin's influence on King Arthur was ultimately beneficial or destructive. Describes Merlin's contribution to the Knights of the Rount Table.
Behind every hero, behind great leaders, there is a person who helps them along the way with their difficulties and troubles. In Thomas Malory's version of the King Arthur legend, Le Morte d'Arthur, Merlin, a magician and prophet, is a good influence on Arthur. Legend said that Merlin was the child of a demon and a nun. As a baby he was quickly baptized in order to put him under the protection of Christ. Merlin was then changed to use his prophetic powers to do good. As an old man he takes young Arthur under his care and becomes his advisor. Merlin significantly helps Arthur for the better.

Merlin, the great magician, was often called upon to fix or arrange certain events. One in particular was King Uther Pendragon's request to have Igraine, the wife of the Duke of Tintagil, fall in love with him. For...

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