The idea of family in Chrétien de Troyes and Sir Thomas Malory

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Abstract

The construction of family in each author's work does not reflect historical accuracy but aesthetic need. For Malory, the family provides the source of political antagonism and narrative tension that invigorates the romance. For Chrétien, the family provides an ideal alternative to chivalric adventurism that deconstructs the ideal of romance. (JM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-99
Number of pages9
JournalArthuriana
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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