Lesson 1 (from Erec and Enide)
Erec and Enide
Today, with the use of technology and print media, a person is easily identified. There are no secrets and no way to hide. The names of celebrities and politicians sometimes carry weight but the name of a normal person might not. In medieval times, a person's name and his or her background was very important and many times the final factor in determining one's fate. Names were not tossed around lightly and held great importance. This lesson will discuss the importance of one's name and background.
1. Class Discussion: What does it mean for a person to have a name? What is a name? Why is it important to have one? What about a background? How important is it to know where you came from and what your parents do? Are these significant to other people? Why or why not? Now, what about...
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