Essay about Arthurian Romances

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Arthurian Romances

     The Middle Ages of Europe were governed by a system which is referred to as feudalist. The people of this system flow together well; society in these times require noble people to set the example for the younger. The ranks of the noble include counts, lords, knights, kings,queens,etc. These noblemen can be compared to as dueling politicians; they watch over their communities, keeping everything orderly, and they fend off any attackers trying to besiege land. The peace keeper of the society is the knight. The knight has been appointed the position of knight by a king because his traits and characteristic best fit the standards of a good warrior and protector of the civilization. A knight
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No one could detain me; tomorrow- I shall tarry no more- I want to leave in the morning, when I see the day is dawning.” (1) He is extremely fair when dealing with other knights, that is he doesn't take cheap shots or kill the other off; he is polite and courteous.
To his wife he has total respect and love to give, but he isn't hesitant when telling her to stay put. The story puts the knight in a high class because he is extremely helpful to the community.

     (1) Chretien De Troyes, Arthurian Romances, Trans. William W. Kibler
(New York: Penguin Books, 1991) p. 89

     The knight prays constantly to his God for protection. He fights others in battles with an extremely high risk of death, so he likes to profess a faith.
Erec of Lac is honored by his community of Christians for his heroics and courage. His faith is necessary to keep his beautiful wife. They use religion to establish trust in their relationship to ensure happiness together.
     Knighthood is only developed for the man because women are only seen as maid servants. Authority feel that a woman cannot possess all the qualities of a knight so they put them to work as maids. The only women who have high ranks in the feudalist system are those who are married to the noble ranks. Otherwise, women will marry into poverty where they will remain for the rest of their time.

     In the “Story of
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