Primary Sources: Le Morte D’Arthur, Book XIII Chapter 17 — 3 Comments

  1. I think that the Grail Quest is more about the questing than the finding. I mean, it’s pretty much established that the grail can move on it’s own, and that the person who finds the grail is already decided.

    So given that, why work for it?

    • It’s another Thing I Learned From Malory: the Grail-Quest is all theater, with the winners determined in advance, and attempting it as a fallible human is a terrible, terrible idea. Also, King Arthur is against it from the outset. You can tell it’s a bad idea because it originates with Sir Gawaine.

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