Lancelot: Knights Of The Round Table

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I. Thesis
The film directed by Joshua Logan tells the age old tale of Camelot. The film adaptation of the musical, tells the legends of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the knights of the round table. Each character in the film has complex problem and strong bonds with each other. Many factors play into the success of the individuals and the group, as well as their shortcoming. In order to productively analyze this film, the social sciences in leadership will be broken down into different groups. Charismatic leadership and the influences King Arthur had on Lancelot, his knights of the round table. The effect of power on each character and how it can be used to reach their goals. Lancelot implements motivation to enhance his commitment
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He believes that being a member of the knights of the round table was a vocation from God, and that is what he was passionate meant to do with his life. This is evident in the film during a jousting competition between Lancelot and another knight. When the knight gets knocked off the horse and nearly dies, it is Lancelot who rushes over to save him. His passion can be easily seen, as he screams, “Live! Live! (Logan, Camelot, 1967).” Raw emotion pours out of Lancelot and in many of the people of Camelot this is where he earns their respect. A charismatic leader is an epitome of Lancelot, a passionate, driven individual who can paint a compelling vision of the future (Weber, 1964). Additionally, at the same moment that Lancelot earns his respect as one of the bravest knight’s at the round table, Guinevere falls in love with …show more content…
A screenplay of “Then You May Take Me to the Fair” tells that whoever is to beat Lancelot at the jousting competition; could sit with her at the next ball. By using her beauty and her power of alluring men she turns them on each other.
e. Coercive
King Arthur used his coercive power when the lost King, Eleanor, brought the pressing matters of Lancelot and Guinevere having an affair to King Arthurs. In disbelief and in anger, he shouts, “Eleanor you will either withdraw that treasonous allegation at once or defend it with your life” (Logan, 1967).