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    Arthurian Romances: Chretien De Troyes Idea 1: Women in Romances Masculinity and femininity were set-in-stone standards of society during this time period and played a large overall role in De Troyes works. The typical “damsel in distress” archetype that we all know and love today dominated the literary world during the first baby steps of this genre. The protection and courting of these types of women drives the majority, if not the entirety, of Arthurian romances. As in “The Knight of the Cart”, the first introduction of Lancelot, whom would later become a key component in the tales of King Arthur’s Court, the young and noble knight pursues an affair with the current Queen, and King Arthur’s wife, Guinevere. In previous centuries women were…

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    The Anatomy of the Heart In Chrétien de Troyes’ Cligès, lovers can effectively communicate with their eyes. While “the eye is the heart’s window” (708-709), unlike the eye the heart appears as less a physical organ than a mental entity that is capable of commanding one’s action. However, when Alexander falls in love with Sordamour, he bemoans that this unrequited love brings him the pain that goes to his heart, although he cannot see any wounds (687, 697-698). Since the heart is susceptible to…

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    nobility, were reflected by chivalry and courtly love, which both encompassed the role and treatment of women, honor, humility, bravery and courtesy. Chretien de Troyes illustrated the importance of these conventions through the juxtaposition of the successes and demises of those who followed the ideals and values of courtly love and chivalry and those who did not in his Arthurian Romances. Like many of the Arthurian romances, in the story of “Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart”, the…

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    lover apart (“Tristan & Isolde”). Another French influence on the story of King Arthur comes in the theme of Spirituality. The spirituality in King Arthur is apparent through the Christian themes throughout the story. In legend Guinevere represents Christianity. In the story of Guenevere and Lancelot, Guenevere represents a virtuous being, and Lancelot is the temptation. There story shows that virtue has temptation and that even the most holy people cave to temptation(“Round Table Discussion”).…

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    6 32) Where do changes in maistrie occur in The Wife of Bath's Tale, and what do these changes inmaistrie mean? Consider Arthur's giving maistrie to Guenevere, the rapist-knight's giving it to his hag-wife, and the hag-wife (in her beautiful form) returning it to the rapist-knight (perhaps immediatelyafter receiving it). The Exchange of Maistrie in The Wife of Bath’s Tale Within a modern marriage, there is a give and take relationship that allows for a successful relationship; both people have…

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    Synthesis Essay: Lancelot The legend of Lancelot is a story with numerous versions written over the course of many years and writing eras. Each form of the legend has notable differences compared to its other forms. The differences in what is emphasized in each version may be because the author wanted to tweak the legend, because of the time period it was written in, or simply to write a different version. Each version of Lancelot is different because of the time period in which it was written,…

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    Lancelot: A Short Story

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    The feast was a big day for all the knights in Camelot. Some men raised their glasses and drained them, others ate heartily, and all laughed and spoke merrily. The night was so filled with fun and festivity that none of the men noticed when Guinevere excused herself and Sir Lancelot followed, trailing close behind. A single tear traced a path down Guinevere's flawless face. She glanced down at the perfectly polished floor of the palace, and caught a glimpse of her angelic reflection peering…

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    In Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, the Round Table brought together the knights of the realm and was a symbol of knightly brotherhood, unity, chivalry, and honor. The Table was created by Merlin, who designed it in the shape of a circle to reflect the world. King Arthur is usually portrayed in a way that makes him out to be a victim of circumstance; however, I do not agree. In fact, most of what caused the Round Table to fall, could have been easily prevented had King Arthur been willing to take…

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    Jane Chretien was born in Shawinigan,Quebec on January 11,1934. Chretien was eighteen child of nineteen children of the Chretien family. The Christians supported the liberal party very strongly. Jean had interest in politics in his early life which was influenced by his parents. He went to university at St.Joseph's Seminary and earned a BA in 1995. At Laval University he got his law degree from where he was also president of a club called young liberals. He soon got married to…

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    John A Macdonald was a great man and a great Canadian. Mr. Macdonald helped to build Canada as he was Canadas first prime minister. Macdonald was for every language, he did not discriminate against Lower Canada like some government officials did he was very open to work with them. He is also a great Canadian because he gave others the opportunity to be really amazing he gave them the opportunity to be a Canadian. John was the first prime minister of Canada and he helped to create Canada as we…

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