Ganelon


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Ganelon

the Judas among Charlemagne’s paladins. [Fr. Lit.: Song of Roland; LLEI, I: 286; Ital. Lit.: Inferno; Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Nun’s Priest’s Tale”]
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To have a bout of kicking at that traitor of a Ganelon he would have given his housekeeper, and his niece into the bargain.
The twelfth-century chanson de geste, La Chanson de Roland, features the owners of two significant beards: King Charlemagne and the traitorous Count Ganelon.
La legende est dans tous les esprits: Roland affronte les Maures a Roncevaux et y perit, apres avoir ete trahi par Ganelon.
1-2), while Thibaut de Champagne voices aristocratic self-criticism through a shepherdess who calls knights "tricheor" (traitors) and "menteor" (liars), "pis" (worse) than Ganelon (Goldin 1983, 37.
Most studies on molluscan distribution in reef systems have been conducted on true coral reefs (Salvat, 1967, 1972; Taylor, 1968, 1971; Thomassin and Ganelon, 1977; Sheppard, 1984; McClanahan, 1989, 1990; DIaz et al.
She concludes that central to the Oxford Roland are questions of reliability and faithfulness in narration; that to betray the geste--as Ganelon does--is to commit a treason as blameworthy as is Ganelon's actual betrayal.
En el proceso de conformacion de la cancion de gesta, la Batalla de Roncesvalles y sus personajes han sido completamente transformados: Roland, quien aparece mencionado escuetamente como prefecto de la marca de Bretana, se convierte en el sobrino de Carlomagno e hijastro del traidor Ganelon, un personaje completamente ficticio.
Part of his initial fantasy is his readiness to sacrifice both niece and housekeeper in order to avenge the massacre of "los doce Pares" by beating up the traitor Ganelon ("al traidor de Galalon") (I, 1).
3164), have their virtues and certain of the Franks, notably Ganelon, their failings.
18) See Eric Auerbach's "Roland Against Ganelon," Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, 96-122.
21) For instance, in politics/war, the treacherous Ganelon in the Charlemagne cycles, Kay and Mordred in the Arthurian world; in lyric verse on love, the stock figures of the gelos or the lauzengier.
The evil schemes of the envious Baron Ganelon threaten their love, but they'll get by with a little help from the wily wood sprite Puck and a feisty fairy called Teazle.