Gênero e ludibrio em A demanda do Santo Graal

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In The Quest for the Holy Grail, a Portuguese text of the fifteenth century, there is the presence of many female and male characters who sometimes accept the rules of loving courtliness, sometimes violate the interdict. Morgana, the daughter of Queen Genevra and king Hippomenes’s daugheter, for instance, are women that did not impose limits to men, as claimed by the playful and regular ordinances of courtly love, according to the dictates of Andrew Chaplain, but instead they broke these rules. Galvam, Morderet, Tristram, Lancelot and many other knights are authentic violetors of the interdict. Some of these characters add to their action of breaking the courtliness protocols the practice of violence. Artur is first in this list of sexual savagery. Considering the stated above, this article aims to discuss how noble woman, in that ambiance of courtly love, was treated by the knights in The Quest for the Holy Grail, especially in the episode of Arthur, the little one, son born from the rape of King Arthur.



The Quest for the Holy Grail, Courtly love, Sexual savagery, King Arthur, A demanda do Santo Graal, Rei Artur, Selvageria sexual, Amor cortês


CONDE, Alessandra; FONSECA, Pedro Carlos Louzada. Gênero e ludibrio em A demanda do Santo Graal. Mediação, Pires do Rio, v. 9, n. 1, p. 142-152, jan./dez. 2014.