Essays Tagged: "Martin Guerre"

Medievil Society in Relationship to The Name of The Rose by Umberto Eco and The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis. A comparisson of the two books and how they relate to medievil history.

not. There are two books that directly deal with the Middle Ages. These two books are The Return of Martin Guerre and Name of the Rose. They deal with village life and monastery life respectively.The ... s and the pope's people. The meeting does not go good because of the unsolved murders.The Return of Martin Guerre is set in Artigat, a small village in France. The book takes place three hundred years ...

(8 pages) 88 2 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"The Return of Martin Guerre" by Natalie Zemon Davis

"The Return of Martin Guerre" is a novel about French lifestyle of the 1500's. During the 16th century in France, t ... thought they would have by the information she had gathered from other sources. Since the story of Martin Guerre is so old, Natalie Zemon Davis probably had to use a substantial amount of guesswork t ... lifestyle and government of the 16th century.The story starts in the year 1527 by describing young Martin Guerre and his family's move from a village in the French Basque country named Hendaye, to an ...

(5 pages) 105 1 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

"The marriage of Bertrande and Martin brings all sorts of advantages to the community but none to the couple." Discuss.

As a result of their culture and beliefs, Martin Guerre and Bertrande de Rols were arranged to marry for the good of the community, the good o ... od of the two families and for the so-called good of each other. Throughout the novel, 'The Wife of Martin Guerre,' many advantages can be identified, which impact either the village, Bertrande or Mar ... lage, Bertrande or Martin, whether it be before their affection grew, as their affection grew, when Martin leaves home for eight years and Uncle Pierre runs things, during the impostor phase and when ...

(5 pages) 33 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An analysis of Natalie Zemon Davis' interesting book "The Return of Martin Guerre".

ssume the lives of peasants are insignificant in the greater scheme of things, the popular story of Martin Guerre unfolds via peasants making major, life-altering decisions based on self-interest. The ... ference. Natalie Zemon Davis tells the tale of peasants looking out for themselves in The Return of Martin Guerre, and rarely do they allow others to interfere with their own goals and ambitions. Davi ...

(12 pages) 109 1 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Wife Of Martin Guerre: Short Answer Questions and Themes

The Wife of Martin GuerreShort answer questionsRohan ListonCHAPTER ONE: Artigues1) Much of the first page is tak ... the "leisure" they enjoyed despite their hard work.2) Why is the marriage of Bertrande de Rols and Martin Guerre the first scene in this novel?The marriage of Bertrande de Rols and Martin Guerre is t ... derstanding between the great-grandfathers of the young couple. However, the birth and betrothal of Martin and Bertrande, who were born a very short time apart, marked the end of the families' quarrel ...

(12 pages) 46 0 4.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Text Response- The Wife of Martin Guerre

vil into good"Love, betrayal, and downfall are the main themes involved in the story of The Wife of Martin Guerre, the main concept of these themes, 'love have the power to transform evil into good' i ... .However, Bertrande became suspicious that the man she had welcomed into the house was not the real Martin Guerre. And she decided to have the fate of the imposter decided by the courts. "Passionate a ...

(3 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Return Of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre is a controversial film taking place in the sixteenth century. It is about a legal dis ... ope during the sixteenth century. At the beginning of the film, a marriage was taking place between Martin Guerre and Bertande. The entire marriage process was very religious. For example, each of the ... e sin against God. This is why Bertande felt so awful and ashamed when she found out Arnaud was not Martin Guerre. She said that she had "committed a terrible act against God and would go to hell." An ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Wife of Martin Guerre

the only character in this novel who demonstrates any integrity. Discuss.Janet Lewis', 'The Wife of Martin Guerre' paints a picture of life as it was in the 16th century in Artigues, a small village i ... y religious and this was the basis of her decision to accuse her husband as being an imposter. When Martin comes back after eight years she immediately notices that he is different and has doubts that ...

(4 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare