The Sword in the Stone is a story of young King Arthur, also known as Wart. Wart is the servant to Sir Kay, who forces him to wash dishes and accompany him on hunting trips. Wart meets Merlin who acts as his guardian or “fairy godmother” by transforming him into different animals to teach him some of life’s most important lessons. At the end of the story, a great tournament is held to find a new king. Wart is at the tournament and sees the sword stuck in the stone. Without great effort, Wart is able to pull the sword from the stone naming him the new king. As a child I always loved this movie but I never considered it to be a “Cinderella” story until I took this class. Wart is a poor servant in the beginning of the movie who through the help of Merlin becomes the new king.