Friday, April 29, 2011
Reading the Romances
"The boy was born. The girl was born. Went to school....Read Romances, studied cloud formations."
The Romances originally meant something written in French; usually a medieval story. In the broader context, the Romances were fantastic stories about marvel filled adventures with knights possessing heroic qualities who go on huge adventures or quests.
The Romances that Luisa read were probably Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Romeo and Juliet.
Jones and Schmidt provide a little foreshadowing of Matt's quest in El Gallo's first soliloquy.