Synopsis[ edit ] The White Stag hunt in a medieval manuscript Approximately the first quarter of Erec and Enide recounts the tale of Erec , son of Lac, and his marriage to Enide , an impoverished daughter of a vavasor from Lalut. An unarmored Erec is keeping Guinevere and her maiden company while other knights participate in a stag hunt near Cardigan when a strange knight, a maiden, and his dwarf approach the queen and treat her servant roughly. He borrows a set of armor from the vavasor and goes with Enide to claim a sparrow-hawk that belongs to the most beautiful maiden in the town. Erec and Enide are married, and Erec wins a tournament before getting permission to leave with his wife. 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 his desire to be with her. He overhears Enide crying over this and orders her to prepare for a journey to parts unknown.
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But I am a student these twenty years of Medieval history. Life was so different back then. Erec and Enide marry in the first third of the story though, and the ttoyes is the navigation of masculinity and femininity and knowledge of partner in this married space. Maybe he thinks she wants to get rid 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.
This is quite different from the others. Tests play an important part in character development and marital fidelity. Anyway, glad I read it, enjoyed the cameos by Gawain, imagine that many of the other minor characters had whole backstories that the audience at the time would snide been familiar with, but that are lost to us.
Erec and Enide has come down to the present day in seven manuscripts and various fragments. Virtually nothing is known of his life. They spend a lot of time together, however, his friends start gossiping about his recent lack of adventures. I really loved this one. May 28, Walter rated it really liked it. Erec et Enide chetien many of the common elements of Arthurian romance, such as Arthurian characters, the knightly quest, and women or love as a catalyst to action.
Erec beats him, they all realize they know each other, then Erec and Enide are crowned. Erec and Enide Approximately the first quarter of Erec and Enide recounts the tale of Erec son of Lac, and his marriage to Enidean impoverished daughter of a Vavasor from Lalut.
Obviously, voice and silence are key parts of this story, as is the balance of courtly love and knightly valor. The story of Erec is lesser known than many Arthurian knights, and is mostly interesting because of the dual credit given in the title and book — Enide is there the entire journey to the female wife.
I have studied Welsh, Scot, Irish and English Medieval history; in addition, I have read books and materials concerning the politics and the culture, and the faith and the myths. It is one of three completed works by the author. I like the thought of returning to Eden being only for the idle. Not to mention, that second knight is a serial head-chopper who is here welcomed back like a long lost son.
Mar 11, Imelda rated it it was ok. Of course, this is within the confines of knightly poem logic here. Lists with This Book. Enide is upset because Erec stopped doing tournaments and other knightly things, bringing him shame, so she talks to him about it and they go on a quest together, so Erec can prove himself to Enide and test her.
Villana seria si le pesara. Erec defeats Yder, in a contest to win a falcon for the most beautiful lady in the town. However, put in a conflict between saving him and obeying, she repeatedly disobeys him. I really found this story to be quite interesting.
Godefroi de Leigni Lancelot. 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. He naturally falls for a damsel of a great kingdom as all the other heroes did. One of the first grail stories, it is chrtien different from what has become the almost cliche perception of grail stories.
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