This is my thesis- Heloise and Abelard’s love for each other was not only frowne

This is my thesis- Heloise and Abelard’s love for each other was not only frowned upon, but their relationship also helps reveal the historical gender roles men and women played during this time. While women were viewed as more inferior their love fed the ego of men when it came to their masculinity.
Chicago Style Format
Marriage and Love, Masculinity and Femininity
5-8 pages
Sources:Letters of Abelard and Heloise, Cleanness(Unknown Author)
What are Heloise’s views of marriage and love? Are they different from Abelard’s? Explain the contrasts and parallels. In your view, which of them makes the more compelling case for the
value and importance of marriage? How do these compare to the perspectives of Cleanness,
Love Poetry?
How would you describe the relationship between the individual and society based on
Heloise and Abelard’s loveaffairandthewaythetwoloversdealtwiththefall-out?
How does medieval society enforce conformity? Do you see Abelard and Heloise as rebelling against or succumbing to the pressure to conform? Of the two of them, who do you see as
the more autonomous individual and why?

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