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When Arthur was a young boy he was taught by an old magician who knew the future because it composed his past The old necromancer taught Arthur many things lessons only a magician could teach He would turn his pupil into different creatures and put him in different places so Arthur could learn on his own The magician Merlyn believed that Education is experience and the essence of experience is self-reliance46 Through all of his lessons and through all of his experiences Arthurs ideals and philosophies changed They start out reflecting society and when Arthur becomes King and begins to think for himself he realizes that the past ways were wrong In order to fix the past King Arthur redefines might and right He does so to make life more pleasant and peaceful These lessons taught Arthur about the governing mindset of the times Like any other child the young Arthurs mind was very malleable so from his surroundings he learned that might is right He learned this by watching the knights at Sir Ectors castle from his schooling from the Games mad society in which he was raised Everywhere he looked he saw games that determined the winner by force knights doing feats because they could- not because they should Also for Arthurs first lesson Merlyn changed him into a fish where he met Mr P the fish who controlled the moat Why did he control the moat Because his philosophy was might is right Mr P was evidently a large and powerful fish who did what he wanted because he- like the knights- could Mr P taught Arthur that Love is a trick played on us by the forces of evolution Pleasure is the bait laid down by the same There is only PowerPower of the body decides everything in the end and only Might is Right52 This is Arthurs first view concerning Might and Right although it
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