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    The idea of courtly love‚ as we understand it‚ began during the Romantic revival of the nineteenth century‚ when there was "a period of general mythologizing about the Middle Ages" (Jordan 134). According to the Romantics‚ courtly love describes an ideal of adulterous love between medieval aristocratic men and women‚ and relationships of this nature being more genuine than the common arranged marriage. Scholars believed this idea of love was characteristic of aristocratic culture in the Middle

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    During the Middle Ages‚ Courtly love was a code which prescribed the conduct between a lady and her lover (Britannica). The relationship of courtly love was very much like the feudal relationship between a knight and his liege. The lover serves his beloved‚ in the manner a servant would. He owes his devotion and allegiance to her‚ and she inspires him to perform noble acts of valor (Schwartz). Capellanus writes‚ in The Art of Courtly Love‚ “A true lover considers nothing good except what he thinks

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    What is courtly Love? Courtly love has to do with love over someone or something that has you in a daze‚ that can’t see what really is going on. Some of the characteristics for courtly love are; the lover cannot eat or sleep‚ He lives in fear of his beloved’s scorn or of offending her‚ He cares for nothing but that which will please his beloved. Some of the principles courtly love has are: Married love is oxymoronic; marriage is assumed to be a loveless institution primarily good for business arrangements

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    The recurring theme of literature and song during medieval times was courtly love. A term coined in later years‚ courtly love refers to what was then known as fin amour (refined love) or amour honestus (honest love). It was modeled on the feudal relationship between a knight and his liege lord. The knight serves his lady with the same devotion that he would his lord. The parties were members of the court‚ usually knights‚ and the subject ladies‚ usually already married. Since marriage in medieval

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    Love in Medieval Times Love is a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties‚ attraction based on sexual desire‚ affection and tenderness felt by lovers‚ or  affection based on admiration‚ benevolence‚ or common interests (Merriam Webster). Most modern marriages and relationships are based on those things. During the  Medieval Times a romance called courtly love was practiced. Courtly love is an idealized and often illicit form of love celebrated in the literature of the

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    Love becomes a major theme in the twelfth century mainly due to the writings of the Cistercian Order. Things like chivalry and courtly love become the norm of this time period. This norm would affect the medieval mindset of people’s identity and sense of selfhood. The idea of love and its connection to chivalry became romanticized by many stories written by Chretien de Troyes‚ like “Lancelot” and “The Knight with the Lion”. In medieval Europe‚ the idea of love became an important theme through

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    Chivalry was considered to be the code of behavior expected of a knight. It was the conduct‚ ideas‚ and ideals of the knightly class of the Middle Ages. It became standardized and referred to as chivalry‚ a term derived from the French word chevalier‚ meaning knight. The code urged the knight to be brave‚ courageous‚ honorable‚ true to his word‚ and loyal to his feudal overlord‚ and to defend his Church. A knight was truthful‚ honest‚ capable‚ educated‚ physically fit‚ noble‚ sincere‚ and subservient

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    The chivalrous ideal and courtly love in the English medieval period (Sir gawain and The Wife of Bath) Contents INTRODUCTION pg. 2 UNIT 1 - Background research on courtly love and chivalry pg. 3 UNIT 2 - The chivalrous ideal and courtly love in ’’Sir gawain and the Green Knight’’ and ’’The Wife of Bath ’’

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    Romeo’s love for Juliet is real? How do his words and actions differ from when he said he loved Rosaline? In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet‚ the introduction of Romeo to the audience is haunted by a melancholic mood. The scene is set in Verona where Romeo’s family is worried about him due to his rejection in love from a woman‚ Rosaline. However throughout the scenes studied‚ it seems that love is the primary driving force behind most of Romeo’s actions and words. In general‚ the theme of love and

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    been fascinated with courtly love. Many of the world´s most famous English poets used this Petrarchan concept and wrote poems‚ songs and sonnets about this Petrarchan concept. Although writers rarely use the concept of courtly love these days‚ we can say that it had a great influence on poetry (cf. O´Donoghue 1) and particularly on English poets and their masterpieces. But how can we really prove that? This work will help us to understand the characteristics of courtly love and to prove to what

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    righteousness. I shall love her from afar‚ as she will love me back. Never will our love come to physical fruition; it is more holy than that. Her‚ as well as my‚ marriage is beneath our love‚ our love of admiration and complete devotion. She will swoon for me as I shall fight for her‚ and our spirits are forever intertwined. Physical love and lusty temptation are too worldly for us. These would be the thoughts of any proper knight toward his lady. "The Miller’s Tale" is a satire of courtly love and its actuality

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    Courtly love‚ or the conceptions of love in which nobility and chivalry are emphasized‚ and courtly conduct are demonstrated in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Sir Gawain is ultimately the quintessential knight‚ including every characteristic a true knight should. However‚ it is Gawain’s mastery of courtly conduct and culture‚ which truly exemplify his knighthood. The first‚ his mastery and application of his knowledge of courtly love are exhibited in this poem. On the first day‚ the Lord sets

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    The conventions of courtly love are both upheld and broken in Part III of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The four prominent components of courtly love include: tokens‚ concealment‚ servitude‚ and imprisonment. They are adhered to and broken by Gawain and the lady when they are alone together in the castle‚ as well as when Gawain and the lord discuss their daily winnings with each other. Under the rules of courtly love Gawain should have given the lady a token in order to show his admiration for

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    Utopia: Suicide and Euthanasia Utopia by Sir Thomas More portrays similar and different ways the society of today manages suicide and euthanasia. Some of the similarities that will be considered are as follows: helping the terminally ill pass comfortably‚ encouraging the terminally ill to quit their suffering and move on‚ and having the ill cared for that can be cured. The difference that will be considered is that of how suicide is seen in the utopian society versus that of today’s society

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    Courtly Love Works Cited: The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Courtly Love." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica‚ 19 Feb. 2016. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. "Courtly Love." New World Encyclopedia. N.p.‚ 27 June 2013. Web. 27 Apr. 2016. . In the late periods of the medieval times‚ towards the ending of the middle ages‚ an intricate code was enforced for women. It described the behavior requirements of young women and their courters. It gave more of a sense of purpose‚ like a theme

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    Conventions of Courtly Love Within The Miller’s Tale and Morte Darthur While both “Morte Darthur” and “The Miller’s Tale” display some characteristics of a satirical approach in which human vices are attacked in a whimsical manner through irony‚ comedy‚ and folly‚ they are actually quite different in their literary genre and style. “Morte Darthur”‚ an adventurous tale with an imaginary setting that perfectly idealizes the chivalrous knight-hero and his noble deeds done for the love of his lady‚ is

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    The allure of wanting to read a romantic novel with the theme of courtly love is appealing to many readers and exists even in today’s modern times as a popular genre. Was it truly a practice of some of the ladies and knights in the courts during the middle ages? or just a parody of it’s writers and their imagination. Whether or not Courtly love was a real practice or just a fantasy during the middle ages‚ is commonly debated among scholars for the past century. The debate centres on whether it

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    chivalric knight was brave‚ loyal‚ and determined as well as compassionate‚ just‚ and helpful to those in distress…The elements of courtly love are humility‚ courtesy‚ adultery‚ and the religion of love…” (Chivalry). Some people believe that Knights cannot follow the Code of Chivalry and the Code of Courtly Love. They believe this because Knights can get so caught up in love‚ that they will do anything to please their beloved. Knight of the Cart‚ or otherwise known as Lancelot‚ is a great example of

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    In the 12th century‚ there was written a set of rules that were known as the Rules of Courtly Love‚ based on the De Amore of Andreas Capellanus. The piece of work has a main purpose of describing common customs of that era‚ and are known today for trying to classify the rules of love. This ideal of courtly love‚ existed primarily between men and women of the upper class having some sort of romance experience with someone outside their marriage. Its’ fundamental notion was to help us understand relationships

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    element of the medieval romance is the knight’s love for his lady. An act of chivalry is described as the qualifications or character of the ideal knight. Knights were expected to uphold this code of conduct. In the English literature‚’’ Le Morte de Arthur’’ by Sir Thomas Malory‚ the characters display acts of chivalry from beginning to end. Though the code of chivalry contains many qualities or acts‚ nevertheless bravery‚ loyalty‚ and courtly love are demonstrated more throughout this literature

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