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A WOMAN SUPPORTING HER MAN There is nothing enduring in life for a woman except what she builds in a mans heart This quote by Judith Anderson provides a very accurate description of the role a woman was expected to play in med-evil times This is the time frame in which Marie de France wrote the lay she called Eliduc While it is a decent story it is hardly distinguishable from all other med-evil stories except in one instancethe role of a woman Though the story revolves around her husband the title character it is three different roles which Guildeluec plays that makes this story unique If one were to examine every great man in history the one thing that most would have in common is a supporting wife by their side As was John and Jackie or Franklin and Eleanor so were Eliduc and his faithful wife Guildeluec The first role Guildeluec played in the story is the typical role of the supporting wife This idea that a womans role in life was to service her man was very typical of med-evil thinking and it is one Guildeluec plays perfectly This is shown initially be de France telling the reader of her influential family Having an influential family was a prized quality in a woman of her day Another quality which Guildeluec possessed was strength which she shows by not only surviving separated from her husband but also remaining loyal to him We see evidence of Guildeluec faithfulness to her lord when Eliduc returns home She lamented to herself and often ask him whether someone had told him that she had misbehaved or done wrong while he was out of the country for she would willingly defend herself in front of his people if he wished 120 Through her family and character Guildeluec masterfully plays her first role as a med-evil wife The worlds battle fields have been in
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