Le Morte d'Arthur - Book 9 Summary & Analysis

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Book 9 Summary

Book 9 focuses around three central story lines: La Cote Male Taile, Tristram and Launcelot. The forty-four chapters also integrate the characters of La Beale Isoud, King Mark, Palamides, Dinadan, Morgan le Fay and Gaheris.

The first section of the book gives the story of La Cote Male Taile, a young man who comes to Arthur's court to be made a knight. Sir Kay's diminishing character is seen as he makes fun of, mocks, and spies on La Cote Male Taile, who gets his name from the "evil shapen coat" he wears. The coat was the one his father was murdered in. La Cote Male Taile proves his worth very quickly after being left behind at the castle. He protects Guenever from a lion that is loose in the castle. He is made knight and takes up the quest of a lady who comes to court. This lady...

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