Arthurian Romances - The Story of the Grail (Perceval) Summary & Analysis

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The Story of the Grail (Perceval) Summary

Perceval, the son of the widow lady of Waste Forest, encounters knights for the first time and learns about them. Perceval's grief-ridden mother explains that her husband and two older sons were knights and were all killed, but she cannot dissuade Perceval so she sends him to King Arthur, fainting as he rides away. Perceval frightens a damsel when he enters her tent, insists upon kissing her, and steals her ring. After Perceval leaves, the damsel's lover returns and, outraged, insists that she will follow him without changing clothes or her horse until he beheads her assaulter. As Perceval enters King Arthur's castle, he covets the red armor of a haughty knight. King Arthur mourns that the Red Knight has laid claim to his lands and stolen his cup, spilling wine on Queen...

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