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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 King Arthur andHis Round Table Lancelot Gawain Tristan Gawain is King Arthurs nephew and the half-brother of Modred. He is one of Arthurs closest companions. Gawain is portrayed differently in different texts. In early tales where he is described he is portrayed as heroic and loyal, but as time goes on he becomes darker and much more stubborn, more of an annoyance than anything else. Gawain is one of the most popular knights of Arthurs round table. While he is not always the hero in the tale he plays a part in, he is mentioned in more tales than any of the other knights. His name literally means sorrowand he was named this because his mother died in childbirth. He is most known for his love affair with Isolde. He was given the task to escort her to Cornwall to marry his uncle, King Mark. As they traveled to meet his uncle they accidentally drank a love potion thinking it was wine. This made them fall in love with each other. While she did marry King Mark, her and Tristan continued their affair. The King found out and while he forgave Isolde, he exiled Tristan. Tristan then joinedthe court of King Arthur and moved to Brittany. Lancelot was the first knight of the round table, and he is one of the most well known. It is believed that Lancelot was the best fighter of all the knights. His life is also surrounded by scandal. A woman who loved him, Elaine, died of a broken heart because he did not love her back. Also, there is suggestion that he had a love affair with Queen Guinevere. While this is merely a theory, he did indeed rescue her from the stake on two different occasions. "I am the weakest [of your knight], I know, and the dullest-minded,So my death would be the least loss, if truth should be told;Only because you are my uncle am I to be praised..."-Sir Gawain and the Green Knight If ever Lancelot, that most noble knight, Were for one hour less noble than himself, Pray for him that he scape the doom of fire, And weep for her that drew him to his doom.-Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in Idylls of the King, Guinevere I thought I could not breathe in that fine air That pure severity of perfect light I yearned for warmth and colour which I found In Lancelot.-Tennyson: 1859 Idylls of the King,'Guinevere', l.640-3. And so at that tyme sir Launcelot had the grettyste name ofony knyght oftheworlde, and mostehewashonoured of hyghe and lowe.-SirThomas D.1471 Malory: c.1470 Morte d'Arthur, bk.6, ch.18. Ah Gawaine, Gawaine, ye have betrayed me; for never shall my court be amended by you, but ye will never be sorry for me as I am for you -Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur They both laughed and drank to each other; they had never tasted sweeter liquor in all their lives. And in that moment they fell so deeply in love that their hearts would never be divided. So the destiny of Tristram and Isolde was ordained. Thomas Malory
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