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The quest of the Sangreal in Le Morte DArthur depicts several of the characteristics of Medieval Romance For instance Sir Launcelots struggle to find the grail and come to terms with his sins reflects the quality Sir Launcelots attempt at the grail begins on page 387 and the ensuing events show the knight as the tales protagonist Another key element of this literature was the notion of a quest and the physical and mental struggles involved in it In portraying the fundamental characteristic of the quest Malory writes of Sir Galahad and his pursuit of the Holy Grail Sir Galahads quest tested every facet of his character but the spiritual rewards were received in the end When Sir Galahad finally attained the Holy Grail he declared I thank you Jesus for giving me what I have desired and now if it please you I pray may I leave this world 430 Since his quest was over his wish was granted and angels lifted his soul to heaven In one point in the story Sir Bors Sir Percivale and Sir Galahad board a ship after taking the advice of a young noblewoman Sir Percivales sister This ship is a magical relic from centuries before and contains a sword that provides its wielder with superhuman abilities The supernatural elements involved in the episode are qualities of romance It is evident that the sword has mystical powers because it is stated that due to a bone on the hill no hand that ever held it should weary or receive an injury 409 Along with the supernatural Medieval Romance typically portrays the conflict between good and evil Naturally the forces of good are of pure heart whereas the evil forces serve only to corrupt Malory uses conflicts of good and evil to stress that virtue will triumph over sinful ways One case of this is when Sir Galahad travels to the Maidens castle and vows to change their evil
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