The Art of Courtly Love - Study Guide Book Three, The Rejection of Love Summary & Analysis

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In the final book, Andreas advises Walter on the rejection of love. Some wise men avoid all the deeds of love and its requirements. One reason is to serve God directly. Love is dangerous because it can impel men to sin. Another argument is that with courtly love we can injure our neighbors. Another reason is to avoid destroying friendships due to relationships. Sexual sin can stain the body and soul and not just the soul like other sins. That is another reason to avoid love. There is another reason as well. Men in love are bound and they are enslaved by even the suspicion of unfaithfulness.

Love can also result in poverty because men lose regard for all else, and will often commit crimes for their loves. Love also brings many torments. It threatens...

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