Chrétien de Troyes

    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Arthurian Romances: Chretien De Troyes

    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…

    Words: 770 - Pages: 4
  • The Anatomy Of The Heart In Chrétien De Troyes '

    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…

    Words: 1243 - Pages: 5
  • Eleanor Of Aquitaine: The Epic Story Of King Arthur

    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”).…

    Words: 1073 - Pages: 5
  • Theme Of Maistrie In The Wife Of Bath's Tale

    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…

    Words: 1004 - Pages: 5
  • Le Morte D Arthur Round Table

    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…

    Words: 983 - Pages: 4
  • Lancelot: A Short Story

    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…

    Words: 871 - Pages: 4
  • Idylls Of The King: Poem Analysis

    Idylls of the King, written by Alfred Lord, Tennyson, is a poem about King Arthur’s knights and his kingdom succumbing to corruption. It is also a tale that elaborates on the famous love triangle blossoming between King Arthur, Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot. Lord, Tennyson wrote his widely famous poem as a social commentary of the industrialized Victorian era and its supposed corruptness versus a time of no industrialization. Alfred Lord, Tennyson uses the power of motifs to describe the immoral…

    Words: 1032 - Pages: 4
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson's Idylls Of The King

    Lord Alfred Tennyson’s Idylls of the King was written in Victorian England and the latest version was published in 1885, though the actual writing process covered a span of almost 50 years. Tennyson bases the series of poems comprising the Idylls on the European myth of King Arthur and the court of Camelot and various other adaptations of that legend. The evolution of Tennyson’s female characters to their final stages underscores an undermining of traditional Victorian gender roles by…

    Words: 1430 - Pages: 6
  • The Role Of Margaret In Le Morte D Arthur

    tone of the work. Upon his return from Rome, The Tale of Sir Lancelot du Lac finds Sir Lancelot trapped in a bewitched slumber. Four sorceress queens from North Galys, Estelonde, the Outer Isles, and Queen Morgan le Fay of Gorre confront him over his affection for Queen Guinevere. Throughout battles with their champions, giants, and the sorceresses, themselves, he remains unshaken in his dedication. Malory foreshadows the consequences of Lancelot’s obsession through the actions of a servant who…

    Words: 884 - Pages: 4
  • The Suitor Knight Character Analysis

    the suitor knight and Meleagant are portrayed as arrogant antagonists, Chretien notably qualifies those portrayals, as both characters exhibit characteristics of worthy knights. Before beginning the episode of the suitor knight and his father, Chretien begins by clarifying that “the customs and practices at this time were such that…if [a lady] were being escorted by another [knight], and [a] knight chose to do battle with her defender and defeated him at arms, then he might do with her as he…

    Words: 789 - Pages: 4
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50

Related Topics:

Popular Topics: