posted by Katie on .
What lessons does the legend of King Arthur teach us? Are there any modern day lessons that we can still learn from?
Here is my post from Jan. 11.
"My opinion on why it appeals... These were some of the first tales of 'chivalry'...Heroes fighting to right wrongs. The society of that day had as many "evil doers" as we do today...and we are looking for heroes still today to "right those wrongs". We have always loved the stories of simple people who will go out and dare the impossible. We would like to be as "chivalrous" as they were. In addition these were supposedly real people, at least there is some basis in history.... and they brought the first footstep in polite society to barbarian England. We feel that they set the pattern for whom we were to become.
Think of modern heroes. What about Martin Luther King? JFK? What about the first female astronaut? Who are some other people who have taken on the "status quo" and made a difference? What problems today need heroes?