ENGL 2000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Sir Gowther

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Gowther ends up on top again
- Marries Emperors daughter
o Princess speaks for the first time
Absolves Gowther
Was mute but speaks to deliver Gods message
- In charge of land
Tale begins with prayer and ends with ‘Amen’
- Interesting because in the end the story is ok
o Beginning prayer makes it seem like story is all evil
Gowther builds 2 abbey’s
- Feels guilty for killing nuns
- Helps Church whenever it asks
o Performs miracles
- Tries to fix all that he broke before
o Reparations for sins
‘Disclobret’: by Marie de France
- Speculated to be de France
- Written in the late 1100’s
o Vernacular is important
Werewolves are present
- Similar to Sir Gowther
o Female makes a mistake
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