The Lais of Marie de France - Study Guide Yonec Summary & Analysis

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In Britain lives a rich lord with a beautiful young wife, who he keeps locked away out of jealousy. After a time, the woman's beauty begins to fade because of her captivity. She cries out one day asking God to relieve her suffering.

Suddenly, a large hawk flies into her room and magically transforms into a handsome knight. He tells her he has always loved her, and that her wish brought him to her. Any time she wishes for him to appear, he will come within an hour, he says. The woman gives her love to the knight, and wishes for his company whenever possible.

Because of her new love, the woman's beauty begins to return and her husband becomes suspicious. He spies on her and discovers the hawk knight. He builds a trap for the knight by placing sharp spikes in the window. When the knight...

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