Who was the real Fisher King?
The Fisher King was a king encountered by the Grail Knights (Galahad, Percivale, and Bors de Ganis) during the Quest for the Holy Grail. He is sometimes, but not always, identified with the Maimed King. He is called Pelles in the Vulgate Version, in which the Maimed King is named Parlan or Pellam.
What happens in the Fisher King?
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
What is the healing question Fisher King?
The healing question, the timely question, is this: whom does the Grail serve? The Grail is the cup of the Last Supper, a precious, magical food provider, and Perceval’s question is as mysterious as the wounded king’s moral failure. The Fisher King is emblematic of contemporary culture.