Was King Arthur a favorable leader in his time of ruling? In King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green, Arthur is a strong leader because he shows bravery, loyalty, and chivalry which are all trates an excellent leader should have. King Arthur is a brave king because he was who pulled the Excalibur from its stone, not any other knight nor king. He had to step up and become a leader without any notice and that takes bravery and strength. “(...)Without stopping to read what was written on the stone, Arthur pulled out the sword at a touch(…)” (p.7). Arthur was never afraid to go into battle if that 's what was best for his Kingdom, Britain. “ To-morrow we will begin to collect our forces,’ said King Arthur. ‘And …show more content…
All of you, and those who shall sit afterwards at this Table, are the Knights of Logres, and for the glory of Logres, the Realm of Righteousness, do not ever depart from the high virtues of this realm. Do no outrage nor murder nor any cruel or wicked thing; fly from treason and all untruthfulness and dishonest dealing; give mercy unto those that seek it - or sit no more at this Table. And always give all the help in your power to ladies and damsels, go out to succour gentlewomen and widows, turn from all else to right any wrong done to any women in the world - and never, on pain of death and eternal disgrace, do you any ill thing to a women, or suffer it to be done. Nor, for love or gain, fight in any quarrel that is not just and righteous. To these things you must swear upon to be Blessed Sacrament(...)” (p.61-62). Chivalry was a big rule and King Arthur firmly believed in it, making him a fair yet strong ruler and a great guy in general. King Arthur proves he 's a brave leader because he would risk anything for his Country, a loyal leader because he only has affection for Guenevere, and a chivalrous leader because he counts everyone as equal and is willing to help anyone in need. King Arthur was the greatest ruler in medieval times known to
Arthur’s response to their plan, saying that “ the only hope I now have left is that Lancelot will kill you both and all the witnesses—a feat which, I am proud to say, has never been beyond my Lancelot's power” (p.427), gives him hope that Lancelot and Guenever will escape his societal law so he doesn’t have to punish them and fall into Mordred’s trap. Part of Arthur wants to warn Guenever and Lancelot that Agravaine and Mordred are plotting their destruction, but he must go against his feelings because if he helps them in any way, he would be going against the new justice system he created for the Kingdom and would be aiding their way out of prosecution. The laws he made were created by the idea of might versus right he created a stance on during his talks with Merlyn, and following his feelings to help his friends would be going against himself and everything he stands for. Arthur, to keep his morals and laws, must let go of the people he holds most dear to him, no matter how much it
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” For century’s philosophers, kings and many more have been on a quest to determine what it takes to become a great ruler and to maintain power. Between the Middle Ages (500 A.D.) and the Renaissance (1500 A.D.), in the books The Prince and The Life of Charlemagne”, Niccolo Machiavelli and Einhard displayed their idea of what the theory of leadership is. Based on their ideas it seems as if amorality, virtu, and religious Practices made the difference in what it took to become an effective leader during the Middle Ages.
Frederick Douglass had a tough and hard life. Throughout his tough and hard life, he developed and showed characteristics that were of a great leader. They were, bravery, the ability to be cunning, and the ability to adapt. Frederick was once a Slave and later became free. as a little boy kill manhood he had a lot of, kind, cruel, and cunning Slave masters.
Augustus Caesar, Rome’s first emperor, once said “I found Rome a city of bricks and made it a city of marble” (Koellhoffer 38). From January 16, 27 BC to August 14 AD, Caesar's reign in Rome established and stabilized the Roman Empire following the gradual decline of the Roman Republic and its eventual collapse, forever influencing Roman life, politics, and future events such as the Renaissance. To qualify as the greatest leader in European history, one must possess the fortitude and the leadership skills to unite their people and guide them toward one common objective. Caesar exceeds these qualifications. Although known for being an egomaniac and accruing too much power, Caesar was the greatest leader in European history because of his ability
Starting as a commonly understood code of conduct, chivalry was first practiced by knights under the reign of ancient emperors. Over time it has evolved into the medieval code of chivalry, which emphasizes social and moral virtues. The chivalric virtues are closely related to the four cardinal virtues, faith, justice, temperance, and wisdom, which hinge upon the idea of moral excellence. Henry V strives to embody these attributes, and by doing so, he confirms his manhood, signifies his leadership, and strengthens his spirit. The code of chivalry contributes to the characteristics of leadership and heroism.
In medieval times, chivalry was something that many men lived up to. If a man lived up to the expectations of chivalry he was said to be loyal, brave and courageous. For some it was difficult to follow certain codes especially when it came to romance, an example: Sir Lancelot in the movie “First Knight.” Medieval romance was taken seriously during its time. Not only did men/knights have to follow rules and codes about war, but also about romance.
In the Medieval British legend King Arthur three character archetypes are prominent; the Hero, the Mentor, and the Villain. These archetypes are universal, found in myths from around the world. One ubiquitous archetype that is present in King Arthur
The film keeps the fantastical elements of the King Arthur mythos and, above all else, puts the emphasis on the classical elements of chivalry while still including some of the more contemporary elements as well. The film does make Perceval a character who is able to display chivalrous qualities by becoming a knight through display of courage and loyalty to Sir Lancelot when he is late for a duel to defend Queen Guinevere's honor. Perceval's dubbing as a knight is highly unlikely because he had no noble blood and he did not demonstrate courage in battle, but it did demonstrate his loyalty and courage to Lancelot to the King, Queen, and Lancelot which are defining traits of classical chivalry. The rest of the film, however, does a good job of presenting a more realistic depiction of how chivalry as an ideal and how it was challenged in the Middle Ages. Each knight is loyal, courageous, battle tested by participating in the formation and eventual downfall of Camelot, aristocratic with the exception of Perceval, and dedicated to the quests they were given to the point of sacrificing their lives during the quest for the Holy Grail and the final battle against Mordred.
Percy and Odysseus were both leaders but who was the better leader? Percy Jackson was the better leader. A good leader is loyal, thoughtful, open-minded, caring, and protective, and has good communication, and smart decision-making skills. The two people that are getting compared are Percy and Odysseus. Odysseus wasn't as good of a leader as Percy.
King Arthur is one of the best kings that has ruled over Britain, throughout all of history. Arthur ruled with honor, loyalty, and chivalry, which made him a great king. Many lessons that he learned on his journeys helped him to become the person that he is. Arthur’s journey becoming king can be seen in the novel The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White, and is very similar to Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey.
Described as a wise old being, the Mentor aids the protagonist on their journey, sometimes by teaching them the skills necessary for them to complete their quest or giving a weapon to the protagonist that only they can wield. Merlin helped King Arthur throughout his adventures, from proving King Arthur’s right to rule to rebellious nobles, telling them “ . . . [Arthur’s] blood is more noble than your own! [He] is King Uther Pendragon's son . . . ” , to helping King Arthur gain “. . .
Chivalry is defined as the medieval knightly system with its religious, moral, and social code. The tale of Morte d’Arthur shows the Code of Chivalry when the Knights of the Round Table display courage or bravery, wisdom of morals, and loyalty to their king. To begin with, the knights in Morte d’Arthur present a courageous look in multiple aspects of the story to prove they abide by the Code of Chivalry. These knights were
There are many things a king needs to be great. A king needs to be well-liked by his subjects to prevent being overthrown. Kings also need confidence, and substantial knowledge of the land and of the people he rules. Being well-liked and having conviction and knowledge are very important, but most of all, a king needs to be levelheaded. In order to call the important shots that impact an entire nation, a king needs a thorough thought process to reach the proper decision.
Have you ever wondered if chivalry was still alive today? For those of you who don’t know what chivalry is, chivalry is the act of religion, moral, and social code. We all may have different opinions of whether not chivalry is still alive today and how we view it. In Excalibur there are more than 3 examples of chivalry, but in this essay, only three are going to be talked about. One example is when King Arthur decides to go fight lancelot instead of having his knights go for him.