White asks difficult questions, usually through Arthur, trying to figure out issues like: Although he often seems like a caricature, Sir Ector proves to be less foolish than we might expect. Arthur evolves from a fallible but inquisitive and enthusiastic youth "the Wart" to an individualised and psychologically complex man.
And Lancelot - the ill-made knight, the self-loathing hero of the round table who made a lot of mistakes and yet always tried his best to be moral except where Guinevere was concerned, of course.
The old pike is the epitome of absolute might, and this portrait of power is unflattering. The Wart refuses to tell Kay about the previous night, and the two begin to fight.
She is, however, a fundamentally decent person. As Kay waits for the blood to stop, he begins to cry because Merlyn has not given him any of the adventures he has given the Wart.
Kay solemnly pronounces to his angry companion that the bird must have been a witch. Gawaine, prone to murderous rages, is in many ways an emblem of everything that is wrong with knighthood.
Sir Ector is good-natured, pompous, and boisterous. Galahad is morally perfect and invincible and the only knight holy enough to find the Holy Grail.
There, the peregrine falcon, the bird in charge, asks the Wart about his ancestry and challenges the Wart to prove himself. He is a conscientious, slightly timid young boy who becomes king of England after being tutored by Merlyn.
Arthur believes in justice and in doing what is right, but his faith in good sometimes makes him blind to the intrigue around him. Cully, who is so used to killing, attacks the Wart, who barely escapes as the bells ring for a third time. Even after Pellinore is killed, his legacy of kindness lives on in his children.
Much of the contents of this book appears in the first part of The Once and Future King. At the end of the film, Xavier is using the book as a teaching tool. Spoiled as a child, Kay remains nasty and selfish, but is decent at heart. White is a great writer. I must also admit that it was still insanely interesting and worthwhile - and, even amid the depressing things, I found myself laughing out loud.
When the rabbi asks Elijah why neither man has gotten what he deserved, Elijah replies that if the one man had not been kind, he would have suffered much worse, and that if the other man had not been cruel, he would have fared much better.
He thrives on slander and insinuation, which he prefers to open confrontation.
While the young king suppresses initial rebellions, Merlyn leads him to envision a means of harnessing potentially destructive Might for the cause of Right:The Once and Future King is T.H. White's masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur, a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations/5().
― T.H. White, The Once and Future King I loved it and my two brats (11 & 13) absolutely enjoyed it, even if many of the jokes, the funky anachronistic blending of the Medieval with the Modern, might have floated a bit over their tiny wee heads/5.
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H. White's THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING twice as hard as the Wart for only half the result. But he hated to be beaten at anything, and. White's reasons for calling the young Arthur "the Wart" reflect his overall portrayal of the young king. When the novel begins, the Wart is a naïve, impressionable, and seemingly inconsequential boy, living in the shadow of his older brother.Download