Study Guide

The Once and Future King Book 3, Chapter 10

By T.H. White

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Book 3, Chapter 10

  • Lancelot asks Uncle Dap if Guenever is in love with him. His uncle tells him he'd better go ask Guenever, and not him.
  • We learn that Lancelot doesn't just run off with Guenever because—for one—he's a Christian. This pretty much puts a damper on the pair just having an affair.
  • Also, the idea of chivalry, of the type Arthur has now tried to get going, makes Lancelot not want to just run off with Guenever.
  • Basically, grabbing Guen and taking off would be just another form of Might is Right, which Arthur and Lancelot are desperately fighting against.
  • Finally, Lance can't do it because he hates himself.

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