Micro theme Topic: Courtly songs off differing views of Chivalry, especially of Chivalric love. Contrast as specifically as possible, the views on chivalry in one of these pairs: #’s 2 & 4, #’s 6 & 7.
Courtly songs, both 2 and 4, contain specific views on chivalric love though their views differ greatly. From reading both songs it is obvious that song # 2 centers chivalric love around the adored (female) and song # 4 centers chivalric love on the lover (male).
From song 2 it is clear that to the author, Bernart, love is paralleled to many things. Love equals: self-honor, fear-rejection, and secretiveness. In the song, the view of chivalric honor is based on how the lover is affected by the loved and how this shapes him.
Within the first stanza love is shown equaling joy and self-honor. “I have joy in it (love), and joy in the flower, and joy in myself, and in my lady most of all” (lines: 5 & 6). The ballad is showing t...