Readers learn a great deal about Lancelot the son of a French king who decides from a very young age to dub himself Chevalier mal fet—The Ill-Made Knight because Lancelot is sup 2.
Chapter 7 On one quest, Lancelot rescues Gawaine, who has been captured by an evil knight named Sir Carados. Later, left alone one morning at the home of his cousin, Sir Lionel, Lancelot is captured by four queens—one of whom is Morgan le Fay—but he refuses their demands to take one of them as his mistress.
He escapes with the help of the girl who serves his meals, and in exchange, he agrees to fight in a tournament on behalf of her father, King Bagdemagus.
Lancelot then sets out to find Lionel. Lancelot and Turquine fight a fierce battle, and Turquine is so impressed by Lancelot, whom he does not recognize, that he agrees to release his captives as long as the unfamiliar knight is not Lancelot. Lancelot informs Turquine of his identity, and after fighting for two more hours, manages to kill him.
Gaheris is among the freed captives, and he marvels at how Lancelot keeps helping the Orkneys. Another of the captives, he tells Lancelot, is Agravaine.
Chapter 8 One day in the summer, a beautiful lady asks Lancelot to climb a tree to retrieve her falcon. Lancelot eventually kills the fat knight.
Later, Lancelot meets a knight who is trying to kill his own wife for adultery. The knight then begs for mercy, and Lancelot, unable to kill a man begging for his life, spares him. She still loves Arthur, but with a sort of awed affection.
He worries particularly about the Orkneys, whose father, Lot, was accidentally killed by Pellinore. Now that her husband is dead, Morgause is trying to seduce every knight she can, and the Orkney knights are becoming uncontrollable as a result.
In the first two books of the novel, White tries to produce his own version of the Arthurian legend.
This third book elaborates on the evil knight, a topic that is only hinted at earlier in the novel. Arthur has enemies in earlier chapters, most notably King Lot, but these early enemies are primarily motivated by power rather than a difference in ideology.
Early on, we hear about the old philosophy of might makes right, but we do not see examples of this idea until now. Sir Carados and Sir Turquine are both prime examples. They ride around the country and take knights hostage for their own amusement.
Even kings such as Lot follow certain rules, but now we see knighthood at its most corrupt, used only to bully other people. Chapter 8 presents two more examples, even more appalling, of this abuse. One knight uses his lady to persuade Lancelot to scale a tree, and then he tries to kill Lancelot with no armor or weapons handy.
In comparison to the figures in Chapter 8, however, Gawaine and his companions shine, and we can see why Arthur might enlist them to put down worse tyrants.Book III: “The Ill-Made Knight,” Chapters 1–6 Summary: Chapter 1.
King Ban’s son Lancelot is skilled at games, but horribly ugly. Arthur once explained to the young Lancelot his attempt to end the principle of might makes right and asked Lancelot if he wanted to help Arthur do so when he was older.
The Once and Future King is a work by T. H. White based upon Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory.
It was first published in It collects and revises shorter novels published from to , with much new material. What The Ill-Made Knight makes clear is that no man — not even the best — can do "the right thing all the time." Only God can make such a claim, and judging from what Lancelot tells Arthur and Guenever about pride, He would not ever make such a boast in the first place.
In the first two books of the novel, White tries to produce his own version of the Arthurian legend. But the first chapters of “The Ill-Made Knight,” the third book, try .
Book III: “The Ill-Made Knight,” Chapters 1–6 Summary: Chapter 1. King Ban’s son Lancelot is skilled at games, but horribly ugly. Arthur once explained to the young Lancelot his attempt to end the principle of might makes right and asked Lancelot if he wanted to help Arthur do so when he was older.
In the first two books of the novel, White tries to produce his own version of the Arthurian legend. But the first chapters of “The Ill-Made Knight,” the third book, try more specifically to interpret Malory’s work on King Arthur.