Pelleas

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Pelleas

used by Ettarre; betrayed by Gawain. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King, “Pelleas and Ettarre”]
See: Dupery
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In the ninth idyll, Pelleas dreams that the hall is destroyed in a conflagration and, following his later confrontation with Lancelot and Guinevere, "a long silence" descends upon this normally sociable space as its occupants anticipate "the dolorous day to he" (Pelleas and Etarre, ll.
31) Rumor circulates throughout the Idylls, causing destruction wherever it goes, until it finds its final embodiment in the tragic figure of Pelleas: "And like a poisonous wind I pass to blast / And blaze the crime of Lancelot and the Queen" ("Pelleas and Etarre," ll.
In Pelleas and Etarre, Pelleas comes to Caerleon in response to Arthur's tournament where the "prize [is] / A golden circlet and a knightly sword," and he wants to earn the sword for himself and the circlet "for his lady" (ll.