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ENGB31 Lecture 9  Le Morte d’Arthur continued  Poem by Tennyson – The coming of Arthur  Long section in the middle gweneveres father, Bedivere is trying to figure out whether he should marry his daughter off to Arthur; what is his right to rule; what authenticates his kingship  In Malory we saw the marvelous and Merlin attest to Arthurs right to rule – but Tennyson asserts several questions – you cannot have people pretending to be other people impregnating women out of marriage and have them be the hero  The account of Arthur’s origins/right to be king: -Bedivere: shameful swiftness; all before his time; she denies the slanders against Arthur on the grounds of Igraine being forced to marry him (Luthers) out of shame – lines 210 – he says that out of the shock of her husband, she has a premature delivery and therefore it seemed as if he was a bastard child -Bellivent: fair/beyond the race of Britons and of men, bley’s account, merlin’s riddling triplets: and truth is this to me, and that to thee  What kind of history or story is this? What is added or what is the difference with Bedeivere’s story? Whathis the effect of this prolonged description of how he turned up on the 9 wave? -The effect of that is that he is divine in some sort of way; he is ‘other’ worldy about him he is fair beyond the race of Britton and their men; he has non- human origins (he has come from no where)  Leodegran’s dream – Lancelot’s lets G marry Arthur on the premise of a dream; what kind of reason is this? Because he looks like a King when he fights – he bore witness to it and experienced Arthur’s God giving rig
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