The Kid Who Would Be King Proves King Arthur Will Always Return
How much does a story change as it wends through the centuries, long outliving its first tellers? Can its essence really remain the same when our understanding of it can't possibly stay static?
If you look back to the earliest versions of King Arthur's story, you don't necessarily see a kindly philosopher king concerned with righting wrongs. That version of the character comes to us on the other end of centuries of moral transformation that are tied inextricably to the identity of a nation and the divergent interpretations that some of its greatest writers brought to the tradition.