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Unformatted text preview: popular literary genre in fourteenth-century literature tales of knights rescuing maidens, embarking on quests, and forming bonds with other knights and rulers (kings and queens). romances about King Arthur, his queen, Guinevere, and his society of knights of the round table were very popular in England Medieval Romance/Folklore common plotlines: beheading game exchange of winnings heros temptation: tests of the heros honesty, loyalty, and chastity Major characters Sir Gawain (Knight at Camelot) The Green Knight The host The lady...
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- Fall '08