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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Enide is a strong character, but it takes too long for it to be truly respected by any character in the story, even by troyyes. Not to mention, that second knight is a serial head-chopper who is here welcomed back like a long lost son.

Kibler, author of An Introduction to Old 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. I noticed the Arthurian legend and the Christian symbolism portrayed through toyes characters of Erec, Enide and King Arthur.

Erec and Enide has come down to the present day in seven manuscripts and various fragments. This is the old, and obsolete, W. C’est l’histoire d’Erec, un des plus braves chevaliers tryoes roi Arthur: Ruth Harwood Cline re-creates for modern audiences his irony, humor, and charm, while retaining the style and substance of the original octosyllabic couplets.

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. Rather eenide Griselda for my taste.


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In this new verse translation of one of the great works of French literature, Dorothy Gilbert captures the vivacity, wit, and grace of the first known Arthurian romance. 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 xhretien progress. Apr 10, Chelsea K.

Trivia About Erec and Enide. Virtually nothing is known of his life.

Erec and Enide by Chrétien de Troyes – Paperback – University of California Press

Bottom line, it delves into topics not often found in what passed for Disney years ago, and it can prove interesting for those interested in Arthurian legends or women portrayed in medieval lit, or simply those yearning to get away from hard line PC. The Celtic legend, Griselda, which I have not read and is mentioned in the introduction, forms the skeleton of Erec and Enide’s story.

Maybe his helmet destroyed all his peripheral view, haha. tryoes

I dont know if it’s a translation problem, but phrases jump between past and present tense even within the same paragraph. This is a fun medieval tale as well as a fabulous allegory. The last quarter of the poem adds another episode, referred to as the “Joy of the Court,” in which Erec and Enide set free prisoners and meet relations, before in time they are crowned King and Queen of Nantes in a lavishly described ceremony.


He naturally falls for a damsel of a great kingdom as all the other heroes did. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.

Erec and Enide

I find this tale chretifn modern in its exploration of how a couple searches for eenide as a pair and as individuals. Villana seria si le pesara. Erec defends Enide’s beauty and she steps forward to take the bird. Erec and Enide French: Lists with This Book. A treat not just for students and scholars of Old French literature but, more important, for what we now call general readers—that is, all those who relish a rollicking, well-told tale.

He’s not always grateful, but she’s willing to lie and cheat for him. Comfort prose translation from the early twentieth century: An independent scholar, she has taught literature and writing since I had read it cnretien the Mabinogion without knowing so, but was reminded very soon into the story.

This is a very enjoyable story if you like knights bashing each other with swords and lances, exposed brains, losing consciousness from blood loss, and manipulative women who like to watch men fight.

Erec and Enide marry before even a quarter of endie story is over, and their marriage and its consequences are actually the catalysts for the adventures that comprise the rest of the poem.