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    Add as FriendCharacteristics of the Medieval Romance

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    1 : Characteristics of the Medieval Romance A Tale of High Adventure. A religious crusade, a conquest for the knight’s liege lord, or the rescue of a captive lady (or any combination).
    2 : 1. Medieval romance usually idealizes chivalry.
    3 : 2. Medieval romance idealizes the hero-knight and his noble deeds.
    4 : 3. An important element of the medieval romance is the knight’s love for his lady.
    5 : 4. The settings of medieval romance tend to be imaginary and vague.
    6 : 5. Medieval romance derives mystery and suspense from supernatural elements.
    7 : 6. Medieval romance uses concealed or disguised identity.
    8 : 7. Repetition of the mystical number 3.
    9 : Characteristics of the Hero-Knight Birth of a great hero is shrouded in mystery. He is reared away from his true home in ignorance of his real parents. For a time, his true identity is unknown. After meeting an extraordinary challenge, he claims his right. His triumph benefits a nation or a group.
    10 : Hero-Knight vs. Epic Hero How is the hero-knight similar to the epic hero? How is the hero-knight different? How well does the hero-knight’s journey fit into Joseph Campbell’s monomyth model?

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