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Parzival - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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After outshining the other knights at Bearosche, Gawan must now fight duel to which he was challenged, though he is innocent of the charges. As he rides across a plain toward the castle at Schanpfanzun, King Vergulaht and five hundred knights approach Gawan, and the King directs him to the castle where his younger sister resides until King Vergulaht returns. At the castle, Gawan sets eyes on the modest and beautiful Antikione, the King's sister, who welcomes him with a kiss. They are hard-pressed by desire when left alone until an old knight enters, recognizes Gawan and raises the alarm, asking if it is not enough for Gawan to kill his lord without ravishing his lord's daughter as well. As Gawan laments his lack of weapons, Antikione suggests taking refuge in the turret outside her room and defending themselves from there. She provides Gawan with chess pieces...

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