Le Morte d'Arthur - Book 15 Summary & Analysis

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Book 15 Summary

Launcelot's search for the Holy Grail is the subject of book fifteen. Like Percival, Launcelot has dreams and visions and is always able to find a hermitage or a good maiden to translate the meaning of his visions. He is given a hair shirt from a holy man to help him remember to be humble and turn away from his sin. He is also told not to eat meat or drink wine while searching. His dreams are interpreted as being of great pride, and he is told that he has been ungrateful to God.

Book 15 Analysis

Book 15 describes the continued reliance of the plot on holy men and women with spiritual power to interpret dreams and show the knights their sins. The previous role of Merlin as knower-of- all and interpreter of signs has shifted to a religious and spiritual focus instead of a magical one.

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