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If Arthur was miraculously brought to the Earth, and therefore not the son of Uther, how is he a legitimate king?

What is the meaning of Leodogran's dream?

Explain the role of Christianity in Tennyson's account of the Arthurian tales.

Why is so much emphasis placed on the fact that Guinevere sinned? Why does Lancelot seem to receive less blame?

Explain the use of irony in the stories.

What is the significance of Sir Bedivere's reluctance to throw away Excalibur? Does this symbolize anything?

The final lines of the collection describe Arthur disappearing into the west. What is the religious significance of this?

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