The Once and Future King Topics for Discussion

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1. Arthur's first important realization is that people in his time think that "might is right." Is this a belief confined to the Dark Ages, or do many people still think this way? Can you give any examples?

2. At one point, Arthur believes that might can be used in the cause of justice. Sir Kay objects that this is no different from "might is right." Do you agree with Sir Kay? Or are there times when people are justified in using might to enforce their ideas?

3. Merlyn says it is wrong to start a war, but it is all right to fight if the other side starts. He also says it is almost always possible to tell which side is starting a war. Do you agree that it is only legitimate to fight if someone else starts the conflict? Do you agree that it is always...

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