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The Gentle Touch of Ruin: The Influence of Women in Malory's Le Morte Darthur


The relationships between the sexes have been the subject of numerous plays, novels, and discussions through centuries and will continue to be of interest in the future. The difference between how men and women think and act is interesting for many people. Men have been in the spotlight more often than women, but they are by no means less important. This essay will argue that women in Le Morte Darthur, are the driving force that runs through the work, they push things forward and are responsible for the fall of Camelot, the Round Table and King Arthur. The focus will be on many of the female characters, especially the Lady of the Lake, Morgan le Fay and Queen Guinevere, as well as looking at some of the minor characters. The main focus will be on their interactions with other people, in particular with the men.

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