333 Romance


 

Some Definitions:

 

Romance: A quest narrative involving a heroic knight or group of knights and set in a chivalric age; demonstrates highly developed civil and courtly ideals, such as spiritual love, gracefulness, loyalty, faith, and self discipline.

 

Courtly Love: A set of values and behaviors that structured the relationship between an admiring knight and his beloved; echoes the structure of a feudal vassal and his lord, with the knight's "service" carrying sexual overtones.

 

Allegory: Allegory: the expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human existence.