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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Eric proves he is an amazing knight and marries the beautiful Enide. 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. 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. May 28, Walter rated it really liked it. We see his wife, Enide, develop as an exemplar of chivalry in the female, not as an Amazon, but as a brave, resolute, and wise woman.

Paperbackpages. He overhears Enide crying over this and orders her to prepare for a journey to parts unknown.

But let’s say people gossip about the guy spending too much time with his one true love and not doing his manly doings anymore. May 18, Jason Oliver rated it it was ok Shelves: It tells the tale of Yvaine, or the Knight with a lion.


Villana seria si le pesara. They spend a lot of time together, however, trotes friends start gossiping about his recent lack of adventures.

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

They are usually available very cheaply — I suggest getting all four in one file, like this one, teoyes you are interested, and can’t afford the modern translations. Of course, this is within the confines of knightly poem logic here. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikisource has chretken text related to this article: Virtually nothing is known of his life.

Ruth Harwood Cline’s English translation of enidr twelfth century poem, written by Chretien de Troyes, touches our senses by its rhythms and I am not a scholar. Each test proved both Erec and Enide more worthy of attaining their goal with the final test being the “Court of Joy. Erec and Enide marks the birth of the Arthurian romance as a literary genre. Found it very interesting how not about Arthur it was, as a whole.

Open Preview See a Problem? He is so ensnared of her beauty and virtue that he suspends his life of dueling, which starts tongues wagging around Court that he has most his courage. He quits being a knight, but Enide becomes sad because she enidd its her fault everyone makes fun of Erec and they don’t think hes a man anymore.

On the surface, Erec and Enide is a classical story of old. Erec wakes to Enide crying, so he plans an adventure. I’m sure that means something, and if I had brainpower right now, I’d figure erfc what.

Als Enide dat ter sprake brengt, gaat Erec met haar alleen op pad, allerlei avonturen tegemoet I also noticed the “hero’s journey.


Interesting how there are constant Classical references and allusions though, to an extent that there aren’t in the others. As to the tale itself, I thought the translation was fairly good, although I would egec loved to see it published alongside the original lyrics. Erec maakt wel enige ontwikkeling door, daar hij gaandeweg het verhaal leert dat Enide weldegelijk van hem houdt en dat hij daar niet aan hoeft te twijfelen.

Erec and Enide

Obviously, voice and silence are key parts of this story The most interesting thing about this story is the situation itself: Erec and Enide is the story of the quest and coming of age of a young knight, an illustrious troyew of Arthur’s court, who must learn to balance the demands of a masculine public life—tests of courage, skill, adaptability, and mature judgment—with the equally urgent demands of the private world of love and marriage.

Quotes from Erec and Enide. Erec and Enide ee to be the younger versions of Guinevere and King Arthur. Annd 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 desire to be with her.

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