Courtly Love Essay - First we should note a comic...

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First , we should note a comic distortion of courtly love, the conventions of which, observed by Palamon, Arcite and Emily, seem not at all ridiculous. The Knight is a good advocate for these values: he is manly and courageous, so assured of his status and confident that others recognize it, that the descent into extreme courtesy (to a worthy lady, of course) loses him no
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  • Fall '18
  • Polly Jones
  • English-language films, Emily, dignity. Absolon, object of his attentions

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