Love Through the Ages

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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Look at the stages of Coutly Love outlined below. Map them onto The Miller's Tale. Indicate similarities and differences. Use quotations for each stage as well. You might try mapping Joli Absolon and  Hende Nicholas. Very often the differences will result in humour/ satire.

The Stages of Courtly Love:
1. Attraction to the lady, usually via eyes/glance
2. Worship of the lady from afar
3. Declaration of passionate devotion
4. Virtuous rejection by the lady
5. Renewed wooing with oaths of virtue and eternal fealty
6. Moans of approaching death from unsatisfied desire (and other physical manifestations of lovesickness)
7. Heroic deeds of valor which win the lady's heart
8. Consummation of the secret love
9. Endless adventures and subterfuges avoiding detection