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Arthur: Proposition: If I could choose from every woman who breathes on this earth, the face I would most love, the smile, the touch, the heart, the voice, the laugh, the soul itself, every detail and feature to the last strand of hair, they would all be Jenny's. Proposition: If I could choose from every man who breathes on this earth, a man for my brother, a man for my son, and a man for my friend (anguished) they would all be Lance. I love them. I love them and they answer me with pain and torment, be it sin or not sin. (Angry) They have betrayed me in their hearts and that's far sin enough! I can see it in their eyes! I can feel it when they speak! And they must pay for it and be punished! I shall not be wounded and not return it in kind! I'm through with feeble hoping! I demand a man's (tries to shout but comes out with a whisper) vengeance...
Arthur pulls himself together.
Arthur: Proposition: I'm a king, not a man, and a very civilised king. Could it possibly be civilised to destroy the thing I love? Could it possibly be civilised to love myself above all? What about their pain, and their torment? Did they ask for this calamity? Can passion be selected? (More optimistic) Is there any doubt of their devotion to me and to our Table? (Smiles) By God, I shall be a king! This is the time of King Arthur, when we shall reach for the stars! This is the time of King Arthur when violence is not strength, and compassion is not weakness! We are civilised! (Triumphant) Resolved: We shall live through this together! Excalibur, they, you and I! And may God have mercy on us all!
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