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British Literature 1
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How did the english poetry change after the norman conquest
1) French rhymes, the Normans ended alliteration
2) French vocab, Normans brought in courtly romance
middle english term, middle class farmer
But pay for wende...
When Robin pays for the knight because the knight is poor
" Gest" of Robyn Hode
an act someone performs "takes of deeds", meant to be a pun
Have him led into your room...
Bisclavret: putting the wolf alone to see if he turns into a man, the king is speaking
The penance imposed upon her was this...that she should sit every day near a horse block
Pwyll speaking when the wife has been accused of eating her baby, Pwyll tells her he will protect her but her punishment is to sit on a horse block and carry passerbyers in and tell them why she ended up there.
For it is my belt you are wearing, that same woven girdle...
the green knight reveals himself to Gawain and says that he knew all along he had the girdle. Bertilak is speaking to Gawain.
I remember the time that we took mead together, when we made promises to our prince in beer hall...
Beowulf: Heedlot giving a speech before Beowulf, comitatus culture. They are expected not to flee from the dragon.
3 phases of medieval
1) Migration Period: 5-7 c. with Attila, Arthur, Beowulf
2) Early Middle Ages: 7-11 c. with Bede, Alfred, Chanemagne
3) High Middle Ages: 12-16 c. with Marie, Chaucer, Malory, Mystics
What codex was Judith found in
Same one as Beowulf, Anthology of monster tales
Why did Judith appeal to anglo saxons
Promise land, Exodus stories, associated with Israelites
Who led Anglo Saxons to England as mercenary allies?
Hengist and Horsa
What was the knight of long knives
The saxons turned on the british leaders and killed them all during a meeting
500 what did celtic king arthur achieve?
Battle leader/ kept saxons away from celts
What happened to the wanderer
His lord died and he went looking fir new master
What aspects of life did the wanderer yearn for
a lord, the boasts and the parties
The wifes lament
Husband away at war, isolated and in exile
Alfred the Great
Made people literate again
established Caedmon and then English Poetry
William the Conquerer
leader of the norman conquest, invasion of england
Geoffrey of Monmouth
helped begin Arthurian legends, wrote pro norman romance
Why does Geoffrey of Monmouth give britons glorious origins from troy
Trojan war was valuable even the losers were thought highly of. Even though trojans lost
Propaganda for Norman Patrons
Geoffrey is celt, wanted to make the saxons look like bad guys.
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