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What tasks does Arthur perform that make him an heroic figure?

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Depending upon which version of the Arthurian legends one is reading, there are a number of different plot points in the narrative that might convey Arthur's heroism. Le Morte d'Artur by Christopher Mallory is one of the earliest and most common version of the story, and became the basis for a number of film versions, including the well-loved Excalibur directed by John Boorman. In this version of the narrative, soon after pulling the sword from the stone, Arthur leads some of his followers (who are already warriors and knights) in battle against King Leodogrance (who, after his castle is overcome, later swears loyalty to Arthur, and introduced him to his daughter Guinevere, whom Arthur later marries). Arthur is still young but as a squire to his half brother Kay, he learns about knighthood and swordsmanship. When Sir Uriens refuses to swear loyalty to the "boy...

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