Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo - Sir Orfeo Summary & Analysis

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Sir Orfeo Summary

Sir Orfeo was an old English king in a line of English lords. His father was descended from Pluto, his mother from Juno. He was honorable and played the harp better than anyone else. Orfeo ruled in the city of Tracience, also known as Winchester. His queen, Lady Heruodis, lived there with him.

In early May, lady Heurodis was on a stroll in an orchard with two maidens when she fell asleep. The maidens let her rest. She awoke that afternoon, writhing and making great clamor. She seemed out of her mind. The maidens ran to the palace and had some knights and ladies restrain her. Orfeo was full of grief, finding her in her bed wondering what was wrong with her.

Heurodis spoke finally and tells him what has happened. She thanks him for loving her but tells him that...

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