Renaissance Literature

Renaissance Literature - Renaissance Literature 17:01 The...

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Renaissance Literature 17:01 The Renaissance Epic in the Vernacular Written for a broad audience Luigi Pulci Florentine Comic version of the song of Rome For larger literate audience Matteo Maria Boiardo (1441) Introduces theme of idea of love and exploring female passions A Mock Epic…a parody of knightly Romance Like Bruni’s attacks on chivalry Global, geographical span Primary roles given to women in main plots and usbplots Same mix of virtues and flaws of men Three main sturggles Struggle against the saracens—enormous battle scenes Orlando’s love for the fickle angelica which causes his madness Love between the Pagan prince ruggliero and the female warrior bradamonte (a true virago)— founders of the house of este Huge exaggerations plus cliff-hanging episodes and running commentary by the narrator in ironic mode Moves between a description of real passions and emotions and flights of fantasy incorporating magic and the supernatural A world of artifice A sense of disillusionment
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