Quarrel De La Rose Essay

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Quarrel De La Rose

Christine de Pisan in her Querrel de la Rose criticizes Roman de la Rose, which is a love
poem. This poem "describes the ultimately successful quest of a lover for the mystical and
fleshly Rose". Christine is totally against the poem and attacks of strongly.


It is marvelous how Christine de Pisan starts her writing in Quarrel de la Rose. She
starts showing you modesty of her self, and appears very calm. She stings you then in a
sweet style illuminating why is she against the work she is criticizing.


Her modesty can be seen, or better to call her understatement, in page 125. When you
continue reading and you reach the middle of it, you will see how gradually transforms
from calmness to showing strong protest, which is covered up with polite style. Still the
ironic tone she uses exposes her disapproval. An example for her emotional ironical tone
would be seen in page 128, which she dedicates to discuss the issue of women in the work
she is criticizing.


I agree with Christine de Pisan on condemning the poem, but I disagree with her in the way
she represents her disapproval and the way she protests against the work. She expresses
her refusal to such a poem by the way she chooses words. It is seen in her using the
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