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Parzival

Parzival is the main character of this novel. He is the son of Gahmuret and Queen Herzeloyde. After Gahmuret dies, Herzeloyde moves to the woods to raise Parzival in order to keep him ignorant of the ways of knights and knighthood. While hunting one day, Parzival sees a group of knights and decides to leave home to become a knight. Herzeloyde is stricken with grief when her son insists upon leaving her, and she dies of grief as he rides away. Parzival steals a ring from Lady Jeschute, causing her husband to punish her because he thinks she has been unfaithful. He then proceeds to King Arthur's court where he battles Ither, the Red Knight, and acquires Ither's red armor. Parzival also witnesses Keie beat Lady Cunneware for laughing when she sees Parzival, as this indicates Parzival is destined to win, so Parzival swears he will avenge her...

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