Gender Issues In Le Fresne And Marie De France

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Gender issues in the medieval period Le Fresne and Peter Abelard by Marie de France are stories of love and gender role. Both of the stories represent the role of women and men in the society. Each lady in the stories faces her own difficult circumstances in a male society. Women in both stories are directed as helpless dismissal in distress. The stories display the image of a good mother and a good woman in the society. Women should act in a certain way to be accepted from society. Le Fresne by Marie de France is about a deceitful wife who spread a rumor about another woman who gave birth to twin boys and, said a woman with twin babies must have a relationship with another man other than …show more content…
Her manners and good behaviors bring great reward to her at the end. She is willing to please her lover even she has every right to react in anger and fight for her rights. Le Fresne has the ability to not let her passion guide her but, rather act in loyalty to the man she loves; her love is based on selflessness and charity. She doesn’t think too much of her own …show more content…
One loses her reputation and, the other maintain it by abandon one of her daughters. She worries of being shamed by her own slander. Women are always judged by the society. They one thing they own is their reputation and it its gone then they are done forever. Le Fresne is different; she is strong woman with good manners. She controls herself and people respected her for that, but if she give in to her feelings people would have judged her harshly. She is willing to give her love to another woman because she wants to please her lover. Le Fresne sacrifice her sprang from pure and innocent love. She is motivated by love and gratitude. Each acts from heart and each was

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