Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. English Dept.
Although chivalry and courtly love have been imposed upon society as a framework for social interaction, Chrétien’s five stories ultimately promote the idea that the individual is top priority, and when involved in courtly love and chivalry each person should remember that they are using these ideals simply as a way to promote themselves.
Chretien de Troyes, courtly love, chivalry, knighthood
Recommended CitationPriestley, Adele, "Failures of Chivalry and Love in Chretien de Troyes" (2014). Honors Theses. Paper 717.
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