Lancelot... Why do women like him?  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
6/11/2005 7:58 am

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Lancelot... Why do women like him?

I truly do not know why women like Lancelot…

He was not a knight…

The moment he took Guinevere into his bed…

He violated one of the most important rules of knighthood!

King Arthur was far greater a lover then Lancelot.

Lancelot only loved war and women and Arthur loved the world!

I liked the movie Excalibur a very little…

My favorite part was when Arthur walked up on Lancelot and Guinevere in the woods and stabbed his sword in the ground. Lancelot awoke and freaked out… he had violated two codes of honor in one action. Both violations demand life punishment! He immediately ran away in shame… had he been a Japanese Knight, he would have had to forfeit his life for such an action (adultery).

Cheating on someone is when the other does not know about it. Swinging is not really cheating because if you are “really” a swinger then both people (the couple) knows about what is going on and agree upon it. A man or woman who engages in sexual actions or even thoughts of another without the “consent” of the partner… it is cheating!

Had Lancelot gotten Arthur’s permission… it would not have been a violation. He snuck around behind Arthur’s back though… and allowed himself to betray his lord and his heart… as well as Guinevere’s honor!

simplefun13 41F

6/15/2005 10:37 pm

Although there are a cycle of stories around lancelot that are independant of and probably predate his inclusion in the Arthurian legends, I have never heard of a historical Lancelot. I'm interested in where you heard about it so I could find out too.

On a side note, historically lancelot appeared in a time when adultery was in vauge in the courts of France. I agree with you that he was not to be respected and most don't realize that he was even in the original stories a character that was made fun of, not an idol. Modern culture did that.

Just a thought.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/14/2005 7:32 am

Totally true Amber...

The bad guys always win in real life!

Good guys win only in the movies and stories!

AmberSolaire 42M

6/12/2005 6:31 pm

Chivalry they say it has died, but did it really ever exist.Goes to show whatever the age there are complete bastards out there, and they often get the girl.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/11/2005 6:53 pm

They are wonderful stories for a lot of reasons... fake or real... they have a good backing to them either way.

rm_bella_ 47F
4030 posts
6/11/2005 3:27 pm

Unfortunately I am not familiar with these stories although you definately provoke the desire to become familiar with them. I think I need to do some reading and searching on the net.

juju34single 46F

6/11/2005 2:04 pm

I didn't like either Lancalot or Guinivere. He (Lancalot) may have seen her first and all, but when he found out she was meant for his FRIEND and king. But no, he had to make his attraction to her known and visible.
Then we have Guinivere. She didn't have to accept his advances, and could have chosen to be FAITHFUL.
Alot of people call it a tragic love story. *shrugs*
Could look at it as a role model for how I DON'T want my love life to turn out.

I loved the rest of the movie though, my favorite character was Myrddin (Merlin). His sense of humor was acidic, and very funny.
The part that showed how connected to the land he was, was when Arthur came into the woods and found the two aforementioned, and sunk Excalibur into the earth, which in the belief of the time was the literal spine of the Dragon. Merlin felt it, and knew all hell was going to break loose...

That particular version I see is a great tale of how the mighty fall, and how the mightier are tricked (Merlin & Morgause)

There is so many variants to this story though, one doesn't know which is true though.
Either way, Lancalot is a whelp.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/11/2005 12:20 pm

The real lancelot and the story Lancelot are actually very different though... I don't think many of those women realize that there was actually a Lancelot that lived outside of the Arthurian legend.

keithcancook 60M
17828 posts
6/11/2005 12:00 pm

The timelessness of that story reveals much about human nature and human frailties, even for someone at the top of his game as Lancelot was.

Women like him because he sacrificed for love, he always won his fights, and in the movies he is always dashing and handsome.

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