The Lais of Marie de France Setting & Symbolism

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Brittanyappears in Most Chapters

A region in the northwest of modern France which is the source and the location for most of Marie's stories. Brittany is a peninsula on the sea, and has historical cultural ties to Britain and the Celtic people. The people of the region are known as Bretons, and this is the name of their language. Marie translates these Breton stories into Old French.

The Bretonsappears in All Chapters

The historic people of the region of Brittany. The Bretons are the source of the stories that Marie translates and interprets, she writes. Most of the characters in the lays are Bretons.

The Mysterious Shipappears in Guigemar

A beautiful ship of ebony with silken sails. The ship navigates with no crew, and is empty except for a large luxurious bed. The ship carries Guigemar from his home...

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