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Manu Mathew Ms Mies English III 17 November 2001 Education in Once and Future King Education is one of the main issues in The Sword in the Stone in TH Whites novel Education in all our lives is important to becoming a true winner We use this has a main resource throughout our lives Wart spends the night in the Forest Sauvage the next day he wanders until he stumbles upon the Merlyns cottage The old magician introduces himself to the Wart offers him breakfast and tells him that he will serve as his tutor He and the Wart return to Sir Ectors castle where Merlyn offers a display of his magical powers After a month passes Meryln begins tutoring the Wart His first lesson consists of turning into a perch Here the first glimpse of education in Warts life In the Whites novel TH White was trying to prove education was important in the life of Arthur He would soon need it when he becomes king The author offers an array of characters and situations that show different ways the boy acquires the qualities he needs to act as a loyal and responsible king The novel it deals with leadership and how a naive boy who knows little of the practical and political world becomes more knowledgeable about it all without his even realizing that such an education is taking place The decoration of Merylns cottage also suggests his upcoming role in the Warts life It was filled with books and all another sort like images which give an education atmosphere There was also a talking owl Archimedes This setting resembles a university in miniature and reinforces Merylns importance to the Warts education Before they return to Sir Ectors castle Meryln teaches the Wart how to properly address Archimedes- the first of his many lessons When he first becomes a fish the Wart has difficulty manipulating his fins and
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