Agravaine is another of the Orkney brothers and the most twisted of them all, excepting Mordred. He is deeply in love with his mother Morgause and eventually kills her when he finds her in bed with a knight. Later in the novel, he tries to prove Lancelot and Guenevers' adulterous relationship, but is killed by Lancelot in the attempt.
Agravaine Quotes in The Once and Future King
The The Once and Future King quotes below are all either spoken by Agravaine or refer to Agravaine. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Ace Books edition of The Once and Future King published in 1987.).
Agravaine Character Timeline in The Once and Future King
The timeline below shows where the character Agravaine appears in The Once and Future King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 2, Chapter 1
Book 2, Chapter 7
...pure white, with sad, tragic eyes. The unicorn lays its head in Meg's lap. Suddenly, Agravaine is running towards the unicorn with his spear raised, and begins to jab it fiercely.... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 9
Book 3, Chapter 26
...and the color drains from his face. He tells Arthur and Lancelot that his brothers, Agravaine, Mordred and Gawaine have killed his mother because they found her in bed with Pellinore's... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 27
Book 4, Chapter 1
The conversation moves to the subject of Lancelot—whereas before, Mordred had been enraged and Agravaine indifferent, now they are reversed. Agravaine raves about Lancelot's infidelity with the Queen. Suddenly, however,... (full context)
Book 4, Chapter 2
Book 4, Chapter 5
...The brothers are arguing—Gareth, Gawaine and Gaheris want to be no part of the treason Agravaine and Mordred are plotting. Arthur enters the room quietly, but they all see him. Suddenly,... (full context)
Book 4, Chapter 6
Book 4, Chapter 7
...upwards. The handle falls back and there is a loud, iron knocking on the door. Agravaine's voice cries: "Open the door, in the King's name." Lancelot realizes he has forgotten his... (full context)
...knight's body with the sword. They lift the visor once he is dead; it is Agravaine. Quickly Guenever dresses Lancelot in Agravaine's armor. The lovers exchange rings and Lancelot promises he... (full context)