The Lais of Marie de France Topics for Discussion

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What importance does the title of each lay have? Why does Marie include alternate titles?

How does Marie address adultery in the lais? Is adultery always wrong?

What role does the Christianity and the Church play in Marie's lais?

How does the song form affect how the stories are told?

Does Marie's status as a woman seem to affect how she constructs her tales?

What roles do status and class of the characters play in the lais?

What can be deduced about Marie's contemporary audience from her stories?

What role does the supernatural play in Marie's tales? How does she reconcile it with Christian beliefs?

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