Chivalry in Three English Romance Poems Analytical Essay by Trogdor

Chivalry in Three English Romance Poems
In the works "Lanval", "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", and Book One of "The Faerie Queen", the main characters are knights, which are analyzed in this paper.
# 49664 | 1,133 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Mar 14, 2004 in English (Analysis) , English (Persuasive Writing)

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The chivalrous characteristics of the knights from the above works, Lanval, Sir Gawain, and Lancelot, are compared and evaluated. Specific examples are cited to prove their adherence to chivalry, and their actions and hidden agendas are discussed.

From the Paper:

"In a chivalrous romance, the knights involved strive to abide to the laws of chivalry. Doing so, they must try to display certain virtues characteristic of chivalry. These include many different rules that provide both a moral and casual guide to everyday conduct. For example, a strong sense of honor, produced from loyalty and honesty, was a key component of a good knight. Thus for a knight to be considered chivalrous, he must strive to keep their word and not betray those they have pledged their loyalty. In the works Lanval, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and book one of The Faerie Queen, the main characters are knights that abide to several characteristic virtues of chivalry, including honesty, courtesy towards women, and courage. Although each knight may excel in one more than another, each embodies these virtues."

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