ENGL 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Thomas Malory, Courtly Love, Role Reversal

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Science: evolution, 19th century darwin(cid:835)s theory, scientific revolution. Creatures: human vs non human, pets > weena & gulliver himself. Political unrest: colonization (the question of it, change between masters vs. labourers (tm) Time vs. space: time traveller travels through time to the same space, gulliver travels to spaces far away and spends a great deal of time in each place, large vs. small worlds. Role reversal: power relations, eloi were indifferent to the time r. Courtly love: a medieval literary convention presenting a philosophy of love that describes certain codes of behavior between aristocratic men and women. Philosophy of love in medieval literature that describes the codes of behavior between aristocratic men and women king arthur falls ill in love with. Ideal, spiritual, emotional connection rather than of sexual/bodily desires. A nobleman falls (cid:834)ill(cid:835) with love of a dame until she accepts his love. Man is only to have one woman as his ideal, but woman might already be married.

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