The Knights Of The Round Table Essay

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The Knights Of The Round Table

The Knights of the Round Table were noble in their actions. Sir Launcelot is a prime
example of nobility of the Round Table. Throughout his life, Launcelot was unselfish,
caring, and faithful to the knighthood. Launcelot was the greatest mounted warrior and was
respected by all. The Knights of the Round Table were noble people.Sir Launcelot was a
faithful knight. He was devoted to his work of adventure and helping the disturbed by his
pledge to the knighthood. Many women throughout the kingdom craved Launcelot because of
his courage. When asked, "Why is it you do not take to yourself a wife?" (p.561),
Launcelot replied, "But married I will not be, for then I will have to attend my lady
instead of entering tournaments and war, and riding in search of adventure." (p.561) Sir
Launcelot has always had an interest in Queen Gwynevere, but he never fully persued
her.Sir Launcelot proved he was not selfish in many ways throughout the story. After
Launcelot defeated Sir Tarquine, he resisted the idea of looting his castle for all of Sir
Tarquine's wealth. When Launcelot arrived at the castle of Tintagil, he killed the two
giant guards and again he resisted in stealing their wealth. Each time, he gave the riches
to the prisoners whom were captured in the castle. These occurrences show that Launcelot
did not wish personal riches for himself, but wanted to complete his duties as a Knight of
the Round Table by not being selfish.Sir Launcelot proved he was caring throughout the
story in many ways. Launcelot defended a woman who was being attacked by Sir Percy.
Launcelot killed the man responsible for this thievery saying, "For shame that a knight
should so degrade his high calling." (p.561) Launcelot also showed his compassion with Sir
Kay. Launcelot killed three knights who were about to attack Sir Kay. Launcelot said,
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