chivalresque


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chivalresque

[ʃɪvəlˈresk] ADJ chivalric [ʃɪˈvælrɪk] ADJcaballeresco
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Riley writes that "Don Quixote must improvise to meet the situations life offers him, without departing from the conventions laid down by his chivalresque model; and he creates, in part at least, the story of which he is the hero" (38).
Thus darkened by fiendish, otherworldly tones, the enchanted world of the Duke and Duchess's chivalresque hunt prepares Don Quijote to decipher the appearance of the liebre in a later episode as an ominous sign (II.
Given today's antipathy toward Israel among so many Europeans, Lev's account of how the Zionists of the late 1930s set out to preserve Western high culture sounds positively chivalresque.
The emergence of la jeune litterature juive in France in the 1970s, one could argue, coincided with the deconstruction of the Vichy syndrome by young--and Jewish--historians, and pointedly juxtaposed its rude, loutish anti-heroes with the stylized voices prominent in the accounts of self-aggrandizing and often self-proclaimed resistance fighters, the chivalresque genre of the era.