Lanval Essay

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Lanval
Lanval is a historical document and written by Marie de France. It is a love story between Lanvel and Fairy lady. It tells the story of a knight who loved by fairy lady and given him a secret gift by her and told not to tell this secrete to anybody. This story shows how Lanval accused by queen and how he broke his promise. Finally story says how the fairy lady saved the Lanval. We can say that it is a story of a great love which cannot be believed in a real world so it is an imaginary fiction.
In this story, the king Author held a round table conference. He invited all his knights and rewarded them with wives, lands and valuable gifts to all who had served him. One of the knight Lanval who had been serving King Author for a long time but he was not invited in that ceremony. Although he was military prowess, honest, courage, loyal, and generous his qualities were not regarded. Some of his colleges were envious with him so, they do not uttered a single word about him in front of king Aurthor. This picture shows
This story is totally fiction and it not possible in this word. Because when Lanval goes to the unknown place to take his comfort, two damsels comes and greet him very honorable way and request him to go with them. He could not denied their politeness and follow them .He saw a beautiful tent nearby which was incredibly decorated; inside the tent he saw such a beautiful lady whose face was beautiful and whiter than hawthorn blossom. The lady request Lanvel to sit in front of her bed and propose for love. Lanvel accept her love because he had never seen such a beautiful lady like her. This description is really impossible in real world. He encountered beloved whose name and address are unknown and the lady seems magical like a fairy tales because she gave a magical boon which boon helped him to fulfill his wishes and he could gain wealth as much as he spent. But there was a admonish order from the lady .She warn him not to revel his love and secrete to anybody. If he revel secrete, she will disappear from his life forever and he will lost his wealth. When he came to his lodging, he saw completely changes but no one knew about the changes. Lanvel called all his knight including stranger and gave them costly gift, and he freed prisoners. This condition shows his generosity but prove that her beloved was beyond this word.
Although Lanvel was honest, his honesty is not rewarded .When queen saw him alone she approached him and purpose for love but he denied her purpose and said he had no desire to love her because he had been long served the king and did not want to betray his faith. Which sentence prove his honesty and truthiness...

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