Quest and Question: Perceval and the Grail

What de Troyes called 'the secret things and hidden thoughts of heart and mind' were seen as the root cause of violence by knights in mediaeval France and were revealed in the quests. Gawain, epitomising the chivalrous knight, was the foil for Perceval,the model for the new knighthhood based on self-knowledge, union with the divine, and defence of Christendom. More
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