The Lais of Marie de France - Bisclavret Summary & Analysis

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Bisclavret Summary

There is a baron called Bisclavret, with a devoted wife. They are happy together, but she is concerned because for three days of every week her husband disappears. She confronts him insistently, and finally he admits that he is a werewolf. He removes his clothes and hides them when he turns into a werewolf, he tells her, for if he were not able to reclaim his clothes he would remain a werewolf forever. She insists on knowing where he hides his clothes, and reluctantly he tells her the place.

The woman convinces a knight from a nearby land to help her trap her husband. She tells the knight where her husband hides his clothes and instructs him to steal them. After Bisclavret is missing a year, everyone assumes he will never return, and his wife is allowed to marry the knight.

The king of the land goes...

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