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Critical Essay by Joan Brumlik

SOURCE: "Thematic Irony in Marie France's 'Guigemar'," in French Forum, Vol. 13, No. 1, January, 1988, pp. 5-16.

In the following essay, Brumlik shows how "Guigemar" is different from conventional love lais.

The opening lines of Marie's "Guigemar" expand upon the hero's place in a serious "this-worldly" world of feudal and family solidarity and dependence (27-56). The links in the chain of dependence begin at the top with King Hoilas and move down, first to Oridial, a good and trusted knight and lord of Liun, and then to his wife and children, a son and a daughter, Guigemar and Noguent.

In a period intermittently troubled by wars in Brittany, Guigemar is cherished at home until he leaves to serve his king and be dubbed by him...

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