Chrétien - Erec and Enide

Chrétien - Erec and Enide - Chrtien de Troyes The Arthur...

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Chrétien de Troyes - The Arthur we know today was created by Chrétien who is a Frenchmen - This style always begins as a knight rides out on a quest and then returns to the kingdom to be praised - This is a romance and not an epic o The knight does something for himself and not for others o The knight goes on a quest and returns but realizes that he has a flaw o The knight goes back out and confronts his flaw and returns once again and is usually crowned o That second leg is usually done also to prove to the one you love you are worthy - Stories of the romance are based on love, chivalry, and exotic behaviors - The woods is only the woods in the French novels so they aren’t mysterious or magical as the Celtic origins were - The clothes and horses aren’t realistic - The romance is meant to be read from a text aloud in groups while the epic was meant to be passed down - We don’t know much about Chrétien except that he donated the Lancelot story to Marie de Champagne o She is the second most famous patroness next to her mother Eleanor of
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MVL 141 taught by Professor Thomaskerth during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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