Code Of Chivalry

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In all Arthurian selections the Chivalric code plays a big role, especially, in the selection of Morte d’ Arthur. The code of chivalry contains many different rules and morals; bravery, loyalty and faith are the main ones demonstrated throughout the story. A quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear is the definition of bravery. This is expressed when Arthur is on his death bed. Arthur continues to speak about how he will come to rule again. “I perish by this people which I made through Merlin sware that I should come again to rule once more-but let what will be” (896) This quote expresses bravery because Arthur is on his death bed and he is thinking about how he is going to come back and rule rather than wallowing about the fact that he is going pass away soon. Another example of bravery in the selection is when Arthur decides to trust Sir Benivere with the task of giving Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake. The act of being faithful to a private person, to whom fidelity is due, is the definition of loyalty. Loyalty was portrayed by Sir Benivere in the story when he is asked to throw Excalibur into the lake “Yet I thy hest will all perform at full, watch what I see, and lightly bring thee word” pg. 897 Loyalty is expressed because Sir Benivere knows the magic and power that Excalibur holds, so the fact that we was able to get rid of it without thinking of his own power expresses his loyalty. Arthur also shows his loyalty by giving his sword to Sir Benivere to the Lady of the lake, because he was told by Merlin to do so. Faith is a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny. Faith is shown in this story when Arthur tells Sir Benivere, “The old order changeth, yielding

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