The story of King Arthur has involved a number of symbols, places and characters who have extensively contributed to the flow and narration of that story. For instance Sir Ulfius whose real name was Merlin was taken to be noble knight who was used by the king as a messenger to pass information to and from the king and other characters in the story (Cutler 23).
King Arthur forms the main character in this story. King Arthur lived in a castle a place which was considered to habitant for the rich and leaders of a certain territories. In this castle, the king was being attended or served by various characters. The great square stone bearing a sword within the church compound was used in the story as a confirmatory element on who was supposed to be the king of the England. The sword was used to symbolize the power or mightiness of the person who pulled it from that stone as a leader, king as well as the anointed. To protect the region, there were a number of designated knights who were supposed to offer security from individual with malicious intentions (Cutler 73).
Other characters who have extensively dominated the story of King Arthur include Queen Guenever who came to King Arthur’s castle to seek for honor and some guidance. Nimue was considered to be the damsel of the court and being an influential wicked woman; she tricked sir Ulfius who was very loyal and an assistant to King Arthur thus separating them. The wonderful cavern which was located in the cliff was a place where sir Ulfius received his magical powers. Nevertheless, he was further tricked by Nimue who trapped him in that cliff for a long period of time. The dwarf from Queen Morgan le Fay forms another religious symbol which was used to save King Arthur and King Uriens after they were betrayed by devils disguised as women in the magical ship. King Arthur can be considered to be the hero within the story. He was able to conquer a number of enemies who came on his way with assistance from queens and kings of goodwill (Cutler 89).
Cutler, Waldo. The Project Gutenberg eBook, Stories of King Arthur and His Knights. 2007.
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