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Le Morte Darthur | Study Guide

Sir Thomas Malory

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Sir Thomas Malory

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Perspective and Narrator

Le Morte Darthur is narrated in the third person. Occasionally the author halts the narrative to address readers directly.


Le Morte Darthur is told in the past tense unless the author is making a direct observation or citing a source, in which case he uses the present tense.

About the Title

Le Morte Darthur means The Death of Arthur. Although King Arthur dies at the end of the book, the title refers to the gradual destruction of the Round Table and the death of the Arthurian ideal. Thomas Malory, writing in English, took the title of the work from his French sources. Some versions of the text "correct" the missing apostrophe and style the title Le Morte d'Arthur.


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