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Knight’s Tale notes About Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Introduces various aspects of knighthood o Courtly love o Ethical dilemmas Written in iambic pentameter end-rhymed couplets Summary Cousins Arcite and Plamon o Captured and imprisoned by Theseus Duke of Athens Palamon and Arcite duel for the prize of marrying Emily Palamon prays to Venus to make Emily his wife Emily prays to Diana to stay unmarried and that if that should prove impossible that she marry the one who really loves her Arcite prays to Mars for victory Theseus lays down the rules for the tournament o If any man becomes seriously injured, he must be dragged out of battle Palamon is wounded by a sword thrust from one of Arcite’s men and is unhorsed o Theseus declares the fight is over o Arcite wins the battle Following an intervention by Saturn, Arcite is wounded by his horse throwing him off
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Unformatted text preview: and then falling on him before he can claim Emily as his prize o Upon his death tells Emily to marry Palamon because he would make a good husband for her • Palamon marries Emily • All prayers were fulfilled by the gods for those who asked for their assistance Adaptations • The Two Noble Kinsmen o 1613 play o Co-written by Shakespeare and John Fletcher • John Dryden o Translated the story to a more modern language in the style of his time o “Palamon and Arcite” o Longer than the original text due to Dryden’s poetic style • A Knight’s Tale o Movie • Alan Plater o “Trinity Tales” o Story is transformed into a competition between two young men for the attentions of a barmaid...
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