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The classic Arthurian hero has been apart of literature since the early middle ages In contemporary times scores of authors poets and screen writers have used the Arthurian hero in many works Sir Thomas Malorys Lancelot TH Whites Wart and Monty Python and the Holy Grails Knights of the Round Table all have characteristics which exemplify the classic Arthurian hero All Arthurian heroes are in search for something It is the purpose for which the story is being told In T H Whites The Sword in the Stone young Arthur desires to be made a knight White 254 He spends much of his childhood wishing this thinking that he will never become one However the reader knows that the young Wart will become the most powerful knight in English history In Sir Thomas Malorys Sir Launcelot du Lake Launcelot strives for personal glory by proving himself through adventure The story simply begins with Launcelot prowling for a quest and wandering about for adventure In Monty Python and the Holy Grail King Arthur himself is appointed by God to seek the Holy Grail Monty He and his knights of the round table go about England in search for the Holy Grail finding themselves in testing yet comical situations No matter the time frame the classic Arthurian hero goes through great lengths to accomplish their aspirations However reaching ones goals is never an easy task for an Arthurian hero Many obstacles distractions and challenges always plague the heros path toward achieving their desires Although this hero may not be aware of it Warts obstacle is education In each of Merlyns teachings Wart the young King Arthur acquires an important skill with each experience which is essential towards Arthurs future Each of these capabilities and experiences help Wart pull out the sword which crowns him king Without Merlyn Wart certainly would not have been as well educated as he had been Merlyn in sense helps Wart
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