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The Romance

  1. 1. The Romance King Authur by Peter Vischer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur
  2. 2. The Arthurian Romance <ul><li>MIDDLE AGE </li></ul><ul><li>GREAT POPULARITY </li></ul><ul><li>KING ARTHUR </li></ul><ul><li>CHIVALRY </li></ul>Stonehenge http://www.puzzlehouse.com/stonehenge1500.htm
  3. 3. Chivalry in Romance <ul><li>CHIVALRY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DEFINITION: “The code that governs the actions of the knight-adventurer who rides out in search of wrongs that he may right” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO REALISTIC HISTORICAL COUNTERPART </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PART OF POPULAR LEGEND </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THEME OF MUCH LITERATURE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ROMANCE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FICTIONAL STORY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMPROBABLE ADVENTURES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMPROBABLE CHARACTERS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FANTASTIC SETTINGS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(ex: Ariosto’s “ Orlando Furioso ”, Spencer’s “ The Faerie Queen ”, Cervantes’ “ Don Quixote ”) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Arthurian and religious motifs <ul><li>WHEN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Between 12th century and the age of Thomas Malory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tales of King Arthur and his knights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WHERE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different cultural settings (Christian + courtly love tradition) </li></ul></ul>Arthur Draws the Sword from the Stone http://www.uidaho.edu/student_orgs/arthurian_legend/gallery/c_img/c.html
  5. 5. English Arthurian Romances <ul><li>SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT (14th century) </li></ul><ul><li>LE MORTE DARTHUR (Thomas Malory) </li></ul>King Arthur and King Ban http://members.chello.nl/keuchenius/intr.html

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