The Art of Courtly Love - Study Guide Book One, Introduction to the Treatise on Love, Chapter 6, Dialogues 4-7 Summary & Analysis

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If noblemen wish to select a middle class woman, they must use a special speech to woo her. He must emphasize his superior class by sitting by her without permission. Andreas emphasizes to Walter that only men of high rank may do so. The man must immediately emphasize his great rank. The woman will reply with a gentle rebuff by asking for whether he thinks a woman of good character and humble birth is better suited for the nobleman's love than a woman of poor character and high birth. The man should agree.

The woman will still rebuff him, claiming that he belittles his nobility. The man must continue to reemphasize that he would only marry below his class for good character. This sequence will...

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