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Parzival - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

After leaving King Arthur, Gawan emerges from a forest and is crossing a valley with his retinue when he sees an army marching in a grand style. Riding out to meet them, Gawan learns from a squire that the army belongs to King Meljanz who is spurred on by pride and anger caused by misconceived love. When King Meljanz's father died, he asked Duke Lyppaut to rear his son, but when Meljanz asked Lyppaut's daughter, Obie, to reward his attentions, she denied her affection because he had not yet proved himself on the battlefield, though she admitted that he is dear to her. Since King Meljanz and his army plan to besiege Bearosche, Gawan decides to take a closer look at these events lest his renown be extinguished, so he rides toward Bearosche where he sees the Duchess and her two daughters, Obie and Obilot. Obie claims...

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