Analysis and discussion of characters in Chrétien de Troyes’ Erec and Enide. Erec and Enide has ratings and 46 reviews. BAM said: De Troyes is little known unless one is a French medieval student. He write these four lyrical p. Originally written in Old French, sometime in the second half of the 12th Century A.D., by the court poet Chretien DeTroyes. Translation by W.W.

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Erec et Enide features many of the common elements of Arthurian romance, such as Arthurian characters, the knightly quest, and women or love as a catalyst to action. It tells the tale of Yvaine, or groyes Knight with a lion. In the 12th century, conventional love stories tended to have chreyien unmarried heroine, or else one married to a man other than the hero. This is quite different from the others. May 28, Walter rated it really liked it.

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On one hand, Enide is even willing to take her own life for love, she praises Erec up and down and would be his servant in anything he desires. Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk trpyes. The duty of manhood explained through the trials of medieval fantasy. In each adventure of Erec, he overcomes all odds. La primera de las novelas de Troyes en las que aparece el rey Arturo. He’s not always grateful, but she’s willing to lie and cheat for him. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Maybe he thinks she wants to get chreyien of him, Erec and Enide is one of those books that can take you by surprise and enrage you, and that is one of the numerous reasons I would recommend it to somebody.

I picked this up as a 12th-century Arthurian romance, of which there are comparatively few floating around – most of the tales we are familiar with come from Mallory or White or other, much more recent, authors.

Erec and Enide is the story of the quest and coming of age of a young knight, an troeys member of Arthur’s court, who must learn to balance the demands of a masculine public life—tests of courage, skill, adaptability, and mature judgment—with the equally urgent demands of the private chreetien of love and marriage. On the surface, Erec and Enide is a classical story of old.


Courageous men-sword fighting, the whole bit. Her cousin is even more expedient, she has her lord bound by a promise not to roam until he is defeated on own his turf, which took a pretty long time – rather than let him roam and get himself killed. The rest of the story is an intricately woven adventure upon adventure than then folds back upon itself.

The central half of the poem begins some time later when rumors spread that Erec has come to neglect his knightly duties due to his overwhelming love for Enide and desire to be with her. In spite of her appearance, the courtiers recognise Enide’s inherent nobility and Queen Guinevere dresses her in one of her own richly embroidered gowns.

Of course, this is within the confines of knightly poem logic here. Retrieved from ” https: Good book and provided a lot of reading between the lines.

Cline further provides a frec background trroyes the poem within the introduction and the notes section. Kibler, author of An Introduction to Rroyes French “A union of scholarship and consummate art that affected me like the great stories I read in my formative years; a permanent vicarious experience.

Enide does not lose her lover or commit suicide but many connections can be shown between Erec’s gradual maturing process throughout the story and Aeneas’s similar progress. This one is the only one of the four that was not finished by De Troyes. Return to Book Page.

Erec beats him, they all realize they know each other, then Erec and Enide are crowned. Tests play an important part in character development and marital fidelity. Apr 10, Chelsea K. Erec is een dappere ridder die al vroeg in het verhaal trouwt met de beeldschone Enide, maar zich dan alleen nog maar bezighoudt met de liefde en zijn ridderplichten verzaakt. Based on this background, I wish to express how chetien much I thoroughly enjoyed reading Erec and Enide.

Life was so different back then.

Each test proved both Erec and Enide more worthy of attaining their goal with the final test being the “Court of Joy. This a 12th century story centering around Erec, a knight of King Arthur’s table, and everything he overcomes to be with chretken love Enide.


Trivia About Erec and Enide. A final episode has him dueling a knight bound by his sweetheart’s promise never to leave a garden unless bested in combat. Cline’s translation also tickles our intellect because chretken it we can read the ecclesiastical elements and classical motifs.

Virtually nothing is known of his chretieen. Although I read this book for a class, and probably wouldn’t have picked it up otherwise, it was an interesting novel. I really loved this one.

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. But Enife himself is just not that complex a character, I found, and the pacing was stop-and-start. An unarmored Erec is keeping Guinevere company while other knights participate in a stag hunt near Cardigan when a strange knight and his dwarf approach the queen and treat her servant roughly. That being said, neither is perfect, and they both grow – character development is a plus.

University of Georgia, It is one of three completed works by the author.

Erec and Enide

Consequently, he takes her on such an adventure, asking her to never speak with him unless spoken to first. Troyws return to Enide’s father, who gives permission for the two to marry. Another theme of the work is the Enlde, evidenced by the plot’s orientation around the Christian Calendar. As long as I could keep the feminist and continuity editor in my head to stay quiet, this was grand — lots of adventures, sufficient Gawain to keep me from whining and he’s a good guy, too, extra-special bonusand some really nice turns of phrase.

The Arthurian tales inside my imagination might be better than the classics.

Chreien commands her to be silent throughout, but she disobeys several times to warn him of danger. However, put in a conflict between saving him and obeying, she repeatedly disobeys him.