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Chivalry is defined as the qualities idealized by knighthood such as bravery courtesy honor and gallantry toward women The Chivalric code was developed by King Arthur and his knights in order to resolve problems in an honorable and respectful manner Throughout Le Morte dArthur it is very simple to distinguish the following of the chivalric code between King Arthur and Pellinore Though King Arthur established the code Pellinore is the ideal chivalric knight King Arthur and Pellinores following of the chivalric code is totally different It is very ironic that Pellinore the ideal knight is following a code made by someone who doesnt even follow it Arthurs decision to send out young Griflet to battle Pellinore is a horrible decision he didnt listen to Merlins advice Griflet had just been knighted by Arthur and he was still inexperienced By sending Griflet out to battle he is jeopardizing the future of his kingdom On the other hand Pellinore honors Griflet for being brave and wanting to battle He also shows courtesy towards Griflet firstly he told Griflet that he shouldnt battle because he is too inexperienced and secondly after wounding Griflet he sent him back to the castle When Arthur and Pellinore joust Pellinore showed courtesy and honor by telling Arthur he didnt want to fight the king because he respected him Arthur then started mocking him and when Arthur fell in the joust he was quick to pickup his sword and try and kill Pellinore Pellinore kept his composure and displayed all the chivalric ideals Ultimately Arthur needed the help of Merlin so that he wouldnt get killed this proves that Arthur does not follow the chivalric code Pellinore is the ideal chivalric knight he displays bravery courtesy and honor at all times Arthur at times displays acts of chivalry but throughout the story he showed that he wasnt a true chivalric knight He jeopardized his knights future was disrespectful in the joust and he
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