Aucassin and Nicolette

Topics: Love, Aucassin and Nicolette, Gateway to the Great Books Pages: 3 (828 words) Published: February 8, 2011
2. Aucassin and Nicolette

3. In the chantefable of Aucassin and Nicolette, The power of love overcomes anything that comes in your way. The power to fight for what one believes in is more powerful than money, social status, or nobility. When a person’s heart is truly set on a goal or another person, no amount of money or offering of power comes close to getting in the way of them achieving that goal or obtaining the love of that person. Anyone who puts money before love would not be as happy as someone who would fight for something they believe in. Like the old saying, “Money can’t by happiness.”

4. Aucassin, one of the main characters in Aucassin and Nicolette, proves how fighting for what one believes is a noble characteristic to have. His undying love for Nicolette propels him through dangerous and fearsome tasks. In addition, he needs to battle against his own father, who does not approve of his love for Nicolette. In order for him to see Nicolette, Aucassin agrees to fight for his land in exchange for a kiss by his love. The brave and noble action of fighting for his land, even though it is not one of his desires, proves how much love Aucassin has for Nicolette; he will do everything and anything in order to be with his sweet lover. Nicolette, as well, must battle to be with her lover, Aucassin. Once she becomes imprisoned, she escapes by climbing out of the window and flees into the dark woods. In the woods, Nicolette fights for survival and overcomes all the dangers that are presented to her. Her undeniable love for the noble Aucassin gives her the strength to fight through it all. Through all of this, Nicolette is thought only to be poor and of no nobility at all. Even still she does not fight for money or to gain noble status, but instead she fights to see her lover again and to live a happy life embraced with true love.

5. In the chantefable, Aucassin and Nicolette battle relentlessly to be with their significant other once again. Through this...
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