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Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century, most well known for his [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian romances]]. He introduced the [[LoveTriangle affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot]] and the FisherKing into the Arthur mythos, and greatly influenced later writers. His {{epic poem}}s about Knights of the Table Round were seminal works of the ChivalricRomance genre, and [[FollowTheLeader emulated countless times]] by later poets.

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Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century, most well known for his [[Myth/KingArthur [[Myth/ArthurianLegend Arthurian romances]]. He introduced the [[LoveTriangle affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot]] and the FisherKing into the Arthur mythos, and greatly influenced later writers. His {{epic poem}}s about Knights of the Table Round were seminal works of the ChivalricRomance genre, and [[FollowTheLeader emulated countless times]] by later poets.






* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In his time, criticism of the ruling court was... unwise. de Troyes gets around this by combining two tropes. First, it was certainly common opinion that the GoodOldWays were [[AppealToTradition better]], so even the aristocracy of the day would agree that Arthur and his advisers were more noble, more courtly, more enlightened. After driving that uncontroversial point home, de Troyes then mentions how the court of Arthur was not that interesting most of the time, filled with petty bickering, people waiting for things to happen, and Arthur himself falling asleep at the table out of boredom. It was his way of saying "these guys certainly had their problems, and you're nowhere near as good as they were."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In his time, criticism of the ruling court was... unwise. de Troyes gets around this by combining two tropes. First, it was certainly common opinion that the GoodOldWays were [[AppealToTradition better]], so even the aristocracy of the day would agree that Arthur and his advisers were more noble, nobler, more courtly, more enlightened. After driving that uncontroversial point home, de Troyes then mentions how the court of Arthur was not that interesting most of the time, filled with petty bickering, people waiting for things to happen, and Arthur himself falling asleep at the table out of boredom. It was his way of saying "these guys certainly had their problems, and you're nowhere near as good as they were."


His final work, ''Perceval, the Story of the Grail'', was never finished due to AuthorExistenceFailure, although several other poets attempted to finish it.

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His final work, ''Perceval, the Story of the Grail'', was never finished due to AuthorExistenceFailure, although several other poets attempted to finish it.
it. It is the first telling of Myth/KingArthurAndTheHolyGrail.


* SeriousBusiness: Carts are the devil, who knew?

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* SeriousBusiness: Carts are the devil, who knew?knew? Lancelot gets shamed by basically the entire universe for riding in a cart (except Guinevere, who shames him for ''waiting'' to get in the cart).

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* SeriousBusiness: Carts are the devil, who knew?

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Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century, most well known for his [[KingArthur Arthurian romances]]. He introduced the [[LoveTriangle affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot]] and the FisherKing into the Arthur mythos, and greatly influenced later writers. His {{epic poem}}s about Knights of the Table Round were seminal works of the ChivalricRomance genre, and [[FollowTheLeader emulated countless times]] by later poets.

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Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century, most well known for his [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian romances]]. He introduced the [[LoveTriangle affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot]] and the FisherKing into the Arthur mythos, and greatly influenced later writers. His {{epic poem}}s about Knights of the Table Round were seminal works of the ChivalricRomance genre, and [[FollowTheLeader emulated countless times]] by later poets.


* FisherKing: The TropeMaker.

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* FisherKing: The TropeMaker.TropeNamer.

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* FisherKing: The TropeMaker.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In his time, criticism of the ruling court was.. unwise. de Troyes gets around this by combining two tropes. First, it was certainly common opinion that the GoodOldWays were [[AppealToTradition better]], so even the aristocracy of the day would agree that Arthur and his advisers were more noble, more courtly, more enlightened. After driving that uncontroversial point home, de Troyes then mentions how the court of Arthur was not that interesting most of the time, filled with petty bickering, people waiting for things to happen, and Arthur himself falling asleep at the table out of boredom. It was his way of saying "these guys certainly had their problems, and you're nowhere near as good as they were."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In his time, criticism of the ruling court was..was... unwise. de Troyes gets around this by combining two tropes. First, it was certainly common opinion that the GoodOldWays were [[AppealToTradition better]], so even the aristocracy of the day would agree that Arthur and his advisers were more noble, more courtly, more enlightened. After driving that uncontroversial point home, de Troyes then mentions how the court of Arthur was not that interesting most of the time, filled with petty bickering, people waiting for things to happen, and Arthur himself falling asleep at the table out of boredom. It was his way of saying "these guys certainly had their problems, and you're nowhere near as good as they were."


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In his time, criticism of the ruling court was.. unwise. De Troyes gets around this by combining two tropes. First, it was certainly common opinion that the GoodOldWays were [[AppealToTradition better]], so even the aristocracy of the day would agree that Arthur and his advisers were more noble, more courtly, more enlightened. After driving that uncontroversial point home, De Troyes then mentions how the court of Arthur was not that interesting most of the time, filled with petty bickering, people waiting for things to happen, and Arthur himself falling asleep at the table out of boredom. It was his way of saying "these guys certainly had their problems, and you're nowhere near as good as they were."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In his time, criticism of the ruling court was.. unwise. De de Troyes gets around this by combining two tropes. First, it was certainly common opinion that the GoodOldWays were [[AppealToTradition better]], so even the aristocracy of the day would agree that Arthur and his advisers were more noble, more courtly, more enlightened. After driving that uncontroversial point home, De de Troyes then mentions how the court of Arthur was not that interesting most of the time, filled with petty bickering, people waiting for things to happen, and Arthur himself falling asleep at the table out of boredom. It was his way of saying "these guys certainly had their problems, and you're nowhere near as good as they were."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In his time, criticism of the ruling court was.. unwise. De Troyes gets around this by combining two tropes. First, it was certainly common opinion that the GoodOldWays were [[AppealToTradition better]], so even the aristocracy of the day would agree that Arthur and his advisers were more noble, more courtly, more enlightened. After driving that uncontroversial point home, De Troyes then mentions how the court of Arthur was not that interesting most of the time, filled with petty bickering, people waiting for things to happen, and Arthur himself falling asleep at the table out of boredom. It was his way of saying "these guys certainly had their problems, and you're nowhere near as good as they were."


Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century, most well known for his [[KingArthur Arthurian romances]]. He introduced the [[LoveTriangle affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot]], {{the quest}} for the Holy Grail, and the FisherKing into the Arthur mythos, and greatly influenced later writers. His {{epic poem}}s about Knights of the Table Round were seminal works of the ChivalricRomance genre, and [[FollowTheLeader emulated countless times]] by later poets.

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Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century, most well known for his [[KingArthur Arthurian romances]]. He introduced the [[LoveTriangle affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot]], {{the quest}} for the Holy Grail, Lancelot]] and the FisherKing into the Arthur mythos, and greatly influenced later writers. His {{epic poem}}s about Knights of the Table Round were seminal works of the ChivalricRomance genre, and [[FollowTheLeader emulated countless times]] by later poets.



* TheQuest: Especially in ''Perceval'', which features the Quest for the Holy Grail.




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Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century, most well known for his [[KingArthur Arthurian romances]]. He introduced the affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the Fisher King into the Arthur mythos, and greatly influenced later writers. His {{epic poem}}s about Knights of the Table Round were seminal works of the ChivalricRomance genre, and [[FollowTheLeader emulated countless times]] by later poets.

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Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century, most well known for his [[KingArthur Arthurian romances]]. He introduced the [[LoveTriangle affair between Queen Guinevere and Lancelot, the quest Lancelot]], {{the quest}} for the Holy Grail, and the Fisher King FisherKing into the Arthur mythos, and greatly influenced later writers. His {{epic poem}}s about Knights of the Table Round were seminal works of the ChivalricRomance genre, and [[FollowTheLeader emulated countless times]] by later poets.



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!!Works by Chrétien de Troyes:

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!! The Arthurian romances of
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!! Tropes in Chrétien's romances:

* LoveTriangle: Between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot.
* TheQuest: Especially in ''Perceval'', which features the Quest for the Holy Grail.
* YourCheatingHeart: Guinevere's extramarital love affair with Lancelot.

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