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  1. Apr 2023
    1. Bornet

      Bornet was having an affair with his maid. When Bornet's mistress eventually tells his wife about the affair, rather than becoming upset she devises a plot to trick her husband . Bornet also devised a plan of his own, so they both end up deceiving one another. Although Bornet was caught, his wife remained unaware that she had also been fooled."His wife, who has substituted herself for the maid, simply wants to teach her husband a lesson", in order for them to live an honest and fulfilling life together, Bornet wife wants him to repent for his sins. https://journals.ku.edu/chimeres/article/view/6237/5654

    1. Africa to Grangousier the most hideously great mare that ever was seen, and of the strangest form,

      According to Wikipedia, mares "served as a mount for giants in several Renaissance works". Mares are female horses and in the stories of Gargantua and Pantagruel, they are large enough for giants to ride. Grangousier receives a mare as a gift from the fourth king of Numidia. They had never seen a mare as large as this one. Grangousier also had the mare trained so that it can travel with them.

      “The Great Mare.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 17 Nov. 2022, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Mare.

  2. Mar 2023
    1. Yet not so much but that when into sight A lion came, I was disturbed with fear.

      Dante uses this phrase to describe his fear of the lion. The fact that the lion is "rabid with hunger" further demonstrates how violent it is. John Demaray states that "the growing awareness that the actions of Dante in the narrative are in part a figural re-enactment of Biblical events", these beasts were referenced from the bible and therefore characterizes different types of sin. The lion, she-wolf, and leopard represent barriers that keeps Dante from reaching "Saint Peter's Gate which is the way into heaven.

      Demaray, John G. “The Pilgrim Texts and Dante’s Three Beasts: Inferno, I.” Italica, vol. 46, no. 3, 1969, pp. 233–41. JSTOR, https://doi.org/10.2307/477804. Accessed 11 Mar. 2023.

    1. I beseech ye, my lord, let this venture be mine.

      When the Green Knight called the knights' loyalty into question, Gawain saw Arthur's humiliation and felt compelled to defend him. Sheri Ann Strite explains that "Gawain is free to choose his next act, and through his choice he reveals with which set of values he is aligned" (p. 5), Gawain saw this as a chance to prove his morality to Arthur. Gawain's bravery and loyalty to Arthur are demonstrated by his acceptance of the challenge when no one else would. Furthermore, his devotion to Arthur exemplifies the code of chivalry.