Figure of medieval chivalric romance literature.- Knight-errant
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Spanish epic novel by Miguel de Cervantes.
The plot revolves around the adventures of a member of the lowest nobility, an hidalgo ("Son of Something") from La Mancha named Alonso Quijano, who reads so many chivalric romances that he either loses or pretends to have lost his mind in order to become a knight-errant (caballero errante) to revive chivalry and serve his nation, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha (in modern-day Spanish, spelled Quijote).
Journey toward a specific mission or a goal.
The term "Knight-errant" sprang from this, as errant meant "roving" or "wandering".
Recurring narrative device in which one or more men must rescue a woman who has either been kidnapped or placed in general peril.
It can be traced back to the knight-errant of Medieval songs and tales, who regarded protection of women as an essential part of the chivalric code, which includes a notion of honour and nobility.
Type of prose and verse narrative that was popular in the noble courts of High Medieval and Early Modern Europe.
They were fantastic stories about marvel-filled adventures, often of a chivalric knight-errant portrayed as having heroic qualities, who goes on a quest.
Arthurian romance by French poet Chrétien de Troyes.
It is a story of knight-errantry, in which the protagonist Yvain is first rejected by his lady for breaking a very important promise, and subsequently performs a number of heroic deeds in order to regain her favour.
Character in some versions of Arthurian legend, where he is typically depicted as King Arthur's close companion and one of the greatest Knights of the Round Table.
Lancelot's initial knight-errant style adventures from the Vulgate Cycle that have been included in Malory's compilation range from proving victorious in a tournament fighting on behalf of King Bagdemagus, through slaying the mighty villain Turquine who had been holding several of Arthur's knights prisoner, to overcoming a damsel's betrayal and defending himself unarmed against her husband Phelot.
A bogatyr or vityaz is a stock character in medieval East Slavic legends, akin to a Western European knight-errant.
Play written in 1938 by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux, based on the 1811 novella Undine by the German Romantic Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué that tells the story of Hans and Ondine.
A knight-errant, Hans von Wittenstein zu Wittenstein, arrives seeking shelter.
Type of ancient Chinese warrior folk hero celebrated in classical Chinese poetry and fictional literature.
It literally means "wandering vigilante", but is commonly translated as "knight-errant" or less commonly as "cavalier", "adventurer", "soldier of fortune" or "underworld stalwart".
Samurai warrior's quest or pilgrimage.
The concept is similar to the Chinese Youxia, or Knight Errantry in feudal Europe.