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Love In Lanval Coexist

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Two different words are presented in Lanval, the courtly love at the beginning of the lai where Lanval is rejected; and the world of fantasy, love, and erotic pleasure. This two different worlds most of the time find a way to coexist with each other. Like my classmate Juan Linares said with the example of Eric and Enide, by how they eventually find a balance between love and duty. However, with Lanval this is not the case. During all the poem one cannot find a part where both can actually coexist, it is always one or the other.

At the beginning one can notice that Lanval because of “his valor, for his generosity, his beauty, and his bravery, most men envied him” (105). But at some point, he lost everything and nobody likes him. So either way
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