A Common Theme

Last week I started a comparative essay on two works of 12th Century literature. This particular class Foundations of Literature, requires the students to pick from a list of common themes, then select two literary works to compare and contrast.

One of my choices, The Lays of Marie de France, tells a story based on the 5th Century Legends of King Arthur. The interesting twist is that some believe the Author to be an Irish women using the pen name of a Frenchman in order for her work to be published. The poem Landvil, and the Spanish short story Don Quixote, are very different in plot and character, yet they have a common theme… LOVE.

I will be back in a few days with a few thoughts on love!

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joebinette

Live and work on Cape Cod. Married Father of two, Love anything outdoors! Camping, backpacking, kayaking, skiing, snowshoe, running and trails with the dog.

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