Why was the round table round?
The idea was that the men who sat at the table, including Arthur, were equals, and that no voice should be heard above the others. At the time, seating arrangements usually denoted social status.
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The round table was a unique table used by King Arthur. The purpose was to make everyone who sat at the table feel equal to one another. Tables are often rectangle. The person… who sits at the "head" (or front end) of the table is said to be the master of the table. With a round table, there is no front end, and everyone feels equal, as long as the chairs are the same height off the ground. If the chairs at the table are of different height, the tall chair is thought to be better than the lower chair.
It was to show that they were all equal - no-one was more important than the others.
In the Arthurian legend, the round table is a symbol for theequality of all who are invited to sit at it. One may be a king, awarrior, or otherwise great, but at the Round Tab…le, no one takesprecedence over any other; or, to put it another way, all shareequally in honor.
The Round Table is King Arthur's famed table in the Arthurian legend, around which he and his Knights congregate. As its name suggests, it has no head, implying that everyon…e who sits there has equal status. The table was first described in 1155 by Wace, who relied on previous depictions of Arthur's fabulous retinue. The symbolism of the Round Table developed over time; by the close of the 12th century it had come to represent the chivalric order associated with Arthur's court.
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The round table represents that all of king arthur's knights are equal in power.
To never do outrage nor murder . Always to flee treason . To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy . To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widow…s succor . To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows . Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods
The Idea was that; there was no 'head of the table' and no 'foot of the table', no one was considered better than another. All were equal.
Second Round Table Conference (September -- December 1931) The second session opened on September 7 1931. There were three major differences between the first and second Roun…d Table Conferences. By the second: . Congress Representation --- The Gandhi-Irwin Pact opened the way for Congress participation in this conference. Mahatma Gandhi was invited from India and attended as the sole official Congress representative accompanied by Sarojini Naidu and also Madan Mohan Malaviya, Ghanshyam Das Birla, Muhammad Iqbal, Sir Mirza Ismail Diwan of Mysore, S K Dutta and Sir Syed Ali Imam. Gandhi claimed that the Congress alone represented political India; that the Untouchables were Hindus and should not be treated as a "minority"; and that there should be no separate electorates or special safeguards for Muslims or other minorities. These claims were rejected by the other Indian participants. According to this pact, Gandhi was asked to call off the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and if he did so the prisoners of the British government would be freed excepting the criminal prisoners, i.e those who had killed British officials. He returned to India, disappointed with the results and empty-handed. . National Government --- two weeks earlier the Labour government in London had fallen. Ramsay MacDonald now headed a National Government dominated by the Conservative Party. . Financial Crisis -- During the conference, Britain went off the Gold Standard further distracting the National Government. During the Conference, Gandhi could not reach agreement with the Muslims on Muslim representation and safeguards. At the end of the conference Ramsay MacDonald undertook to produce a Communal Award for minority representation, with the provision that any free agreement between the parties could be substituted for his award. Gandhi took particular exception to the treatment of untouchables as a minority separate from the rest of the Hindu community. He clashed with the Untouchable leader, B. R. Ambedkar, over this issue: the two eventually resolved the situation with the Poona Pact of 1932.
The table could fit 150 knights, so if you allot 3 ft. per knight, you get a circumference of approximately 450 ft. and a diameter of around 143 ft.
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150 knights can be seated around the Round Table. I few of the well known knights are Lancelot, Sir Gawain, Sir Galahad, Sir Percival and others.
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The round table was a large stone table thought to symbolize the endless and cyclical nature of the universe.
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