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Guinevere—A Heroine with Many Faces

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Guinevere—A Heroine with Many Faces

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Trace Guinevere’s adulterous affair with Lancelot and consider what effects it had on cultural values and Western history. As a powerful woman in the heart of King Arthur’s court, Guinevere is an intriguing heroine—passionate, strong-willed, and complex in a way that still captures our imagination today.

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d********m
July 20, 2017
How is she a heroine? She did nothing heroic.

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t********g
October 3, 2015

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