Le Morte d'Arthur - Book 17 Summary & Analysis

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Book 17 Summary

Gawaine's ending of his quest, Galahad's reunion with Launcelot and the reunion with Percivale and Bors are all described in this book, as well as the ultimate ending of the Quest for the Holy Grail.

Galahad has many adventures; in fact, Book 17 simply recounts them before saying that he found a tournament at a nearby castle, but when he sees that the men are slaying others at the entrance, he helps them and does "wonderful deeds of arms that all there marveled." Sir Ector and Gawaine are at the tournament, and Gawaine is struck by Galahad with Balin le Savage's sword, pulled from the rock. Gawaine realizes that the prediction made by Launcelot was true - that anyone who tried to pull the sword out and who wasn't the rightful owner of it - would be sorely injured. Gawaine swears that he's never had so much pain...

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