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More fighting, much smiting. So far this is unlike the Iliad’s depictions of graphic violence. Malory is holding back details of violence for key moments to make it really count. However, all this fighting would have been tragically violent. Imagine living in this time and fighting with sharp edged melee weapons and bludgeoning tools?