Essay Topic 1
Describe the way De Lorris uses allegory in The Romance of the Rose. Is it effective? Is it appropriate? In what way might it be distracting?
Essay Topic 2
Why does the narrator choose to share the dream with the reader? How can you tell throughout the novel that these motives are true?
Essay Topic 3
Why is the setting so significant to the dream? What parallels between the story and the season in which the dream is set are present? Why are they significant?
Essay Topic 4
On the wall outside of the garden leading to courtly love, there are pictures. These pictures represent vices not welcome into courtly love. Analyze one of the vices, such as Elde or Vilanye, and explain the role it serves in the poem. Why is this a vice not allowed into courtly love?
Essay Topic 5
Describe in detail one of the characters...
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