King Arthur
The uglier the truth the truer the friend is a statement that has been echoed
throughout the history of time. In "Camelot", King Arthur experienced
this quotation first hand. Even though "Camelot" is a fictional movie,
the same situation that befell King Arthur really occurs in real life to
everyday people. Just by looking at Pellinore, you would not think that he was a
trustworthy man. Dirty, hair uncombed, dingy clothes are all words that could be
used to describe Pellinoreís appearance. But as the old saying goes
"Donít judge a book by its cover" and you should not judge Pellinore
by his looks. King Arthur had so many "Yes men" in his court, that he
could not depend on them to tell him the truth because they were to worried
jeopardizing their position in the court. However, Pellinore did not have this
problem because he did not have a position to lose. In Arthurís heart of
hearts, he had a feeling that Lancelot and Guinevere were having a physical
relationship together. Being the honest and trustworthy man that he was, Arthur
refused to believe that his best friend and his wife, whom he loved to death,
would do such a deceitful thing to him. Pellinore could not stand to see his
friend be the center of rumors. Therefore, he decided to tell Arthur about the
dishonesty that was happening right under. Arthur, still in denial, rejected

Pellinoreís allegation. Only after he was threatened with the prospect of
death, did reluctantly refute his allegation. Arthur only saw the light after he
witness for himself Lancelot and Guinevereís relationship. The situation that
happened to Arthur, also happens to common people. My aunt went through a
similar predicament when she was in college. Her roommates boyfriend constantly
flirted with her. Tired of his endless advances, she decided to tell her
roommate. Her roommate, who was also her friend, did not want to believe what
she was saying. So she confronted her boyfriend with the accusation. Of course
he denied it and in addition said that my aunt was the one doing the flirting.

The roommate sided with her boyfriend and did not talk to her for months.

Finally, the roommate saw her boyfriend for who he was. Only after she caught
him cheating for herself. Out of everybody in King Arthurís court, only

Pellinore came out and told Arthur about Lancelotís and Guinevereís
relationship. My aunt was the sole person to tell her roommate about her
boyfriend. Later she found out that she was not the only one of her roommateís
friends who he had flirted with. The truth hurts. Instead of believing a truth
that will hurt, people naturally tend to go into denial. But it still takes a
real friend to tell you something that may hurt you now in order for you not
being hurt more in the future. King Arthur and my auntís roommate learned this
the hard way. cared about their . In the end they both regretted not listening
to the people who truly cared about them.