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Chilvary, Courtly Love, and Arthurian Legend An Informational Power Point Presentation and Web Quest
Chivalry Ideals associated with medieval knighthood Examples – Honor – Courtly love – Bravery – Loyalty to King
Chivalry A product of feudalism, chivalry was an idealized system of manners and morals. The Medieval knight was bound by the chivalric code to be loyal to God, his lord, and his lady. Chivalric ideals include benevolence, brotherly love, and politeness. Read more about the Knights Code of Chivalry.Knights Code of Chivalry
Courtly Love This relationship was modeled on the feudal relationship between a knight and his liege lord. The knight serves his courtly lady with the same obedience and loyalty which he owes to his liege lord. She is in complete control; he owes her obedience and submission The knight's love for the lady inspires him to do great deeds, in order to be worthy of her love or to win her favor. Courtly love" was not between husband and wife because it was an idealized sort of relationship that could not exist within the context of "real life" medieval marriages.
Courtly Love Courtly love" provided a model of behavior for a class of unmarried young men who might otherwise have threatened social stability. Knights were typically younger brothers without land of their own (hence unable to support a wife). The lady is typically older, married, and of higher social status than the knight because she was modeled on the wife of the feudal lord, who might naturally become the focus of the young, unmarried knights' desire. The "symptoms" of love were described as if it were a sickness. The "lovesick" knights typical symptoms: sighing, turning pale, turning red, fever, inability to sleep, eat or drink. Read more here!
Arthurian Legend Take place in Great Britain Fictional Legends with many different versions Sir Thomas Malory brought together first collection 12 th and 13 th Century
Camelot: The Home of Arthurian Legend
Characters of Arthurian Legend Page, Squire, and the Knight – Age 7-Page Servant in a household Learns weaponry, courtesy, religion, etc. – Age 14- Squire Personal aide to a knight – Age Knight If he can master the skills he is then knighted
Important Items in Arthurian Legend Holy Grail Siege Perilous Round Table Excalibur
Characters of Arthurian Legend King Arthur-drew the sword in the stone Sir Lancelot-one of Arthurs most trusted knights (who had an affair with his wife, Guinevere) Sir Galahad- seat was siege perilous, quest for the Holy Grail Sir Kay- Kay was Arthurs foster brother, tried to pull the sword Sir Mordred-illegitimate son of Arthur, traitor Sir Gawain- Arthurs nephew, defender of the poor, ladies man Merlin- wizard, Kings advisor, mistress is Morgan Le Fay