But you have many pretty boys With whom you like to take your joys (273-276). Moreover, Guinevere later manufactures a story to tell Arthur, in which the roles are reversed and Lanval is pr... ... middle of paper ... ...Thomas Malory, present Guinevere, Arthur's queen, as one of the causes of the fall of Arthurian empire. Guinevere is described as a wicked and unfaithful wife, whose behavior triggers the fall of her husband's rule. And although other factors, such as people's jealousy and evil, influence the outcome of the legendary empire, Guinevere's unfaithfulness is the primary cause of the fall of King Arthur and his Round Table. Works Cited France, Marie De.
Ovid constantly tugs at our emotions and draws forth alternating feelings of pity and disgust for the matters at hand. "Repetition with a difference" in these two narratives shows how fickle we can be in allotting and denying sympathy, making it seem less valuable. Both tales begin drawing forth a sense of disgust for the situation in general yet arousing pity for each girl's predicament. Ovid clearly labels the love Byblis and Myrrha pursue illegitimate when he summarizes the moral of Byblis' tale stating, "when girls love they should love lawfully" (Mandelbaum 307) and reveals that "to hate a father is / a crime, but love like [Myrrha's] is worse than hate" (338) before describing Myrrha's tale. By presenting the girls as criminals, Ovid leads us to despise them.
The speaker begins his tantrum towards his beloved in saying, “What guyle is this” (1), establishing his resentment of and frustration towards, essentially, women and their pres... ... middle of paper ... ...ry description of the beloved, his hope for freedom, and fight for power. The beloved, through the speaker’s perception of her, is able to maintain the inverted gender roles and strip the speaker of all power and control resulting in his resentful acceptance of defeat. Works Cited Spencer, Edmund. “Amoretti: Sonnet 37”. The Norton Anthology of English Literature.
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Therefore, both poems uphold the stereotypical view of women and men, and how men are viewed as being the bread-winners of the family, but are financially limited due to their marriages, causing women to be viewed in a misogynistic and materialistic manner. Furthermore, both poets display men and women to be naturally lustful and view marriage as a way to perform lusts displayed in boths sexes. The Wife of Bath’s lust is emphasised greatly by Chaucer as she takes on the anti feminist views during Chaucer’s time. For example, The Wife’s lustful nature is often described as being a ‘fyr’ because her desire is so strong that it burns it reflects the nature of a fire. However, during this time, religious teachings was extremely prominent in the lives of many Medieval citizens.