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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But I could never really get into the story because I hated the romance itself.

May 28, Walter rated it really liked it. This a 12th century story centering around Erec, a knight of King Arthur’s table, and everything he overcomes to be with his love Enide. Il affronte enfin la “Joie de la Cour”: View all 5 comments. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Published February 3rd by University of Georgia Press first published People might not have wholeheartedly believed in knights, but they dreamed of these valued, highlights of a more civilised world than reality could offer. His poetry is marked by a learning and a taste for dialectic acquired in Latin schools; but at the same time it reveals a warm human sympathy which breathes life into characters and situations.

Lastly we have Story Four, a romance about that most faithful of knights, Lancelot. Apr 10, Chelsea K. Possibly a native of Troyes, he enjoyed patronage there from the Countess Marie of Champagne before dedicating his last romance to Count Philip of Flanders, perhaps about Paperbackpages. The lead section of this article may need to be rewritten.


Although I read this book for a class, and probably wouldn’t have picked it up otherwise, it was an interesting novel.

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What a great story. 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 desire to be with her.

This is how our modern romantic comedies work, and chretine Shakespeare and Austen and so many others work.

It chretiej progresses to the love story of their son, Cliges, and his paramour, a story with similarities to Tristan and Isold. These stories have a tense issue.

Erec and Enide

Story Two is the epitome of courtly love between Alexander, a Greek knight visiting King Arthur’s Court, and one of Guenivere’s ladies. 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 similar progress. Erec and Enide marks the birth of the Arthurian romance as a literary anv. Tests play an important part in character development and marital fidelity.


Another theme of the work is the Christianity, evidenced by the plot’s orientation around the Christian Calendar. Ruth Harwood Cline’s English translation of this chrrtien century poem, written by Chretien de Troyes, touches our senses by its rhythms and rhymes in the rhythmic beat this produces in the poem. Jan 26, Kaycee rated it really liked it.

Of course, this is within the confines of knightly poem logic here. 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. Popular in its own day, the poem was translated into several other languages, notably German in Hartmann von Aue ‘s Erec and Welsh in Geraint and Enidone of the Three Welsh Romances included in the Mabinogion. Dat pakt niet goed uit. May 13, Mina Soare rated it liked it Shelves: She breaks this rule several times, the one of which ends up saving his life.


This is a fun medieval tale as well as a fabulous allegory. The Arthurian tales inside my imagination might be better than the classics. Als Enide dat ter sprake brengt, gaat Erec met haar alleen op pad, allerlei avonturen tegemoet Oct 24, Nuska rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

I also noticed the “hero’s journey.

There are so many “most valiant and unbeatable knights” during this time, that I am surprised there was anyone to conquer. To see what your friends thought of rroyes book, please sign up. 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m sure that means something, cbretien if I had brainpower right now, I’d figure out what. Perfect for writing a paper. Erec is een dappere ridder die al vroeg in het verhaal trouwt met chrrtien beeldschone Enide, maar zich dan alleen nog maar bezighoudt met de liefde en zijn ridderplichten verzaakt.