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    When Wart is transformed into a fish, he is taught most immediately what it is to learn for the first time the basic rules of locomotion, and must discover by observation how to propel himself...

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    Merlyn does not change Kay because he does not feel that she needs his help. He relates a parable in which a poor man and a rich man have different experiences with Elijah. The poor man seems to...

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    The central theme in T. H. White's The Once and Future King concerns the conflict between Might and Right. Prior to King Arthur's time, as young Wart was once told, "Power of the body decides...

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    The description of Merlyn's cottage takes place in the first book of "The Once and Future King", entitled The Sword in the Stone. This is the portion, and version, of the Arthurian legends that...

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    Yes, there is a message about peace woven throughout The Once and Future King. In “The Sword in the Stone,” a critique of war emerges when Merlyn references Hitler: “‘Very interesting,’...

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    Merlyn knew he had not warned King Arthur of something that was of critical importance, some piece of information that would greatly reduce the conflicts and difficulties Arthur would have to face...

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    First, The Once and Future King by T. H. White, is a modern novel, taking as its subject matter the corpus of Arthurian legends. It itself is not a myth, or even a transcription of oral epos, but...

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    In each of these cases, the position of kingship is established based on supernatural proofs. These kings do not inherit their royal position from family - they perform extraordinary feats of...

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    First, The Once and Future King by T. H. White, is not a myth but a novel based on a combination of earlier literate retellings (primarily Malory) of Arthurian stories that in their turn were based...

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    Wart learned many lessons from his experiences turning into different animals, some specific to the particular type of animal but most capable of being generalized for use in many situations. Aside...

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    The best passages in Book I that demonstrate Wart putting into practice all that Merlin has taught him are found when he is either about, or already attempting, to pull out the sword.For instance,...

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    There are many passages that could be quoted to show that Wart was seeking knowledge throughout Book 1 of The Once and Future King. Particularly when he is bored, Wart goes to Merlyn and asks for...

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    T.H. White's collected fiction on the legend of King Arthur is called The Once and Future King, but it is best known for the first part, The Sword in the Stone, which was made into an acclaimed...

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    I think that one aspect in which both Arthur and Odysseus differ in their conception of heroism lies in the difference between nobility and reality. Arthur embodies the essence of nobility. He...

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    One of the major differences between Wart and Odysseus is in their tragic flaw. Odysseus is incredibly confident and impatient and almost always willing to get himself and his crew into trouble...

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    I think that the fundamental similarity between both Arthur and Odysseus is the craving for order and unity in the world. Both heroes are animated by the idea of establishing or reestablishing...

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    In T.H. White's novel The Once and Future King, Wart, like Odysseus, is placed in situations in which he must use his wits to succeed. Merlyn educates Wart by turning him into various...

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    The Wart started talking before he was half-way over the drawbridge. "Look who I have brought," he said. "Look! I have been on a Quest! I was shot at with three arrows. They had black and yellow...

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    In T.H. White's The Once and Future King, the reader sees Arthur learning about life. At the beginning, he believes that being a knight is the most important thing he can do. With Merlyn, he learns...

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    One of the interesting aspects of this retelling of the famous Arthur legend is the characterisation of King Arthur, or Wart, as he is affectionately refered to by Merlin. Arthur is not shown to be...

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    I think if we had to specify a "quest" that Wart embarks upon, it is the quest of maintaining peace and stability in his kingdom through doing what is right rather than favouring the use of might...

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    I assume you use the word "grow" in the sense of develop and mature rather than growing purely in terms of getting taller! This excellent Arthurian narrative is fascinating precisely because it...

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    You are right to place significant focus on the way in which Wart's character changes. One of the most prominent themes in this exciting and surprising Arthurian narrative is that of education, and...

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    In T.H. White's The Once and Future King, Merlin sends his owl, Archimedes to turn Wart into an owl. In this form, Wart learns the physics of flying and learns, also, to see the world from a...

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    The mythology of King Arthur has helped to draw its appeal for generations. The idea of the great king is something that in universal because all people seek a ruler that represent only the best....

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    One example of Arthurian courtly love in White's tale occurs when Wart proclaims to Merlyn that were he a knight errant he would not wed (he thinks wives stupid ...) but would have a lady love...

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    Cully is a falcon in the King's aviary. He is a little addled and can be threatening to the other birds if they are not cautious. He nearly ends Wart's education.

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    Initially there is no apparent leader, however, there is also the problem of a suitable heir who is qualified to lead. Pretenders to the throne seek to dispute the legitimacy and qualifications of...

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    If you think about it, nothing is more tenuous than the flame of a candle placed against the wind. The symbolism is that life and fame especially are fragile.

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    In "The Once and Future King," Sir Kay and Wart have been boys together and loved each other despite some arguments such as in Chapter 9 when Wart has been transported as a merlin the previous...

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    In chapters 7-12 of The Once and Future King, conflict arises between Arthur and Lancelot: Arthur is married to and deeply loves Guenevere, but she loves Lancelot, who is deeply in love with her as...

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    The four phases of Camelot correspond to the four sections of the book."The Sword in the Stone" is probably the best known section of the book, having been made into movies Disney...

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