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Mordred Mordred who is the brother of Gawain and nephew of King Arthur is the adversary of most because of all the despicable actions towards King Arthur and his Royal Court In this essay there will be a comparison and contrast of Mordred in the way he is portrayed from the various authors Mordred in Geoffrey of Monmouth is portrayed as a monster but in great detail which is unusual because in most stories you rarely are even aware of Mordreds presence in the story In Geoffrey of Monmouth Mordreds first despicable act is when King Arthur leaves to do battle with the Romans Arthur mistakenly leaves Guinevere and his nephew Mordred in charge of his kingdom Before long Mordred takes over the kingdom proclaiming himself the king Mordred treacherously won the claus of the north that hated Arthur 99 Mordred as portrayed in Geoffrey of Monmouth is humiliated when king Arthur pursues him and slays him in front of many important noble men In Layamons Brut Mordred is described as an atrocious person once again In this story Mordreds contemptible acts began in the similar way by taking over King Arthurs Kingdom But then the contrast here was Mordred had his supporters pursue King Arthur to kill him This was a disgraceful act during this time period showing a cowardly side of Mordred In this story King Arthur also disgraces Mordred when Arthur hunts him down and kills him immediately The Authur of Alliterative Morte also takes much pleasure in demonizing Mordred such as Layamon did in his story As in the previous stories Mordred began his terror by taking over the kingdom and Guinevere Arthur comes back from his war with Lucius and goes back to kill cunning Mordred torch the queen and destroy all those who are tied to this treason 66 What is different in this story is that Mordred kills his
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