observations

May 15, 2011

The Art of Courtly Love and Modern Day Storytelling

Andrew Capellanus wrote his rules of Courtly Love in the late twelfth century. Do they still apply today? 1. Marriage is no excuse for not loving. The concept of a loveless marriage is a potent one in fiction. Why would two characters be together if they didn’t love? The reasons are numerous, but they are almost always catalysts for getting the real couple together. Most loveless marriage examples I can think of are on soap operas, but if you have others be sure to share them. 2. He who is not jealous cannot love. Jealousy is a also a very […]