Chivalry in Medieval Romance and Literature
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This paper presents research on the origins and principles of chivalry, how chivalry pertained to knighthood, and how chivalry is embedded in the two medieval romance stories "Le Morte d'Arthur" by Sir Thomas Malory and "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight," translated by Marie Borroff. The paper also delves into the process of knighthood, and the significance of jousting.
From the Paper:"The jousts between the knights took place on the tourney field. Combat in jousting was very dangerous. "Sometimes two knights fought alone, sometimes whole companies met in combat. When all were assembled, the heralds announced the names of the contestants..." (Knighthood 2). The point of a knight's lance was encased in a block of wood, but even so, knights were often killed or wounded. The combat between two knights continued until one was soundly defeated. "If he was still alive, the defeated knight then yielded his horse and armor to his adversary and was assisted from the field by squires" ("Knighthood" 2)."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Borroff, Marie. (trans.) "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." Prentice Hall Literature: The British Tradition. Glenview, Illinois: Prentice Hall, 2002. 162-75.
- "Knighthood." 2010. Encyclopedia Britannica. ProQuest LLC. 5 Mar. 2010 <http://discoverer.prod.sirs.come/discoweb/disco/do/article?urn-urn%3Asrs%3AUS%3BAR...>.
- Malory, Sir Thomas. "Le Morte d'Athur." Prentice Hall Literature: The British Tradition. Glenview, Illinois: Prentice Hall, 2002. 176-84.
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