Le Morte d'Arthur - Book 12 Summary & Analysis

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Book 12 Summary

Book Twelve, with 14 chapters, focuses on the search for Launcelot and on the christening of Sir Palamides.

Two brother knights, Bliant and Selivant, find Launcelot and take him home, feeding and caring for him in his madness. They have him bound so that he does not hurt himself, but when they are threatened, Launcelot breaks his bonds to come to their aid.

Once free of his bindings, Launcelot is outside, still mad, when he is bitten by a boar. He ends up at Elaine's castle, where people throw him food. He is recognized by Elaine and then healed of his madness by the Holy Grail. He repents of his vehement attack on Elaine the morning after Galahad's conception and asks her to get a place for him to live in King Pelles' country. He and Elaine are sent to Castle Bliant, where he assumes the name of...

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