• The ideals of King Arthur’s court crumble in the reality of human nature. Arthur’s ideals depend on the honor of his nights who are in short human and thus flawed. Agravain and Mordred are victims of their own lust for power and Lancelot a victim of his lust for Guinevere. Arthur was an unwise king. He was warned by Merlin when he originally asked to marry her that this woman would destroy his court. The job of the king was to take care of his people, not being self-centered. Because of Arthur’s choice he lost his wife, his friends, and his own life.