Characters Discussed (Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Revised Third Edition)
Guy, a knight of Warwick. He is the son of the steward of Rohaud, the earl of Warwick, and principal cupbearer to the earl. Guy falls in love with his master’s daughter, Felice la Belle. To satisfy his lady’s demand that he become the foremost knight in the world, he enters into adventures that bring about the deaths of many brave knights. He marries Felice only to become beset with qualms of conscience over the mischief he has caused to satisfy a lady’s whims. He ends his life as a penitent pilgrim.
Rohaud, the earl of Warwick, Guy of Warwick’s master, and the father of Felice la Belle.
Felice la Belle
Felice la Belle, the daughter of Rohaud. Loved by Guy of Warwick, she demands, as the price of her hand, that he become the greatest knight in the world.
Herhaud of Ardern
Herhaud of Ardern, Guy of Warwick’s mentor and companion in knight-errantry.
Otous, the duke of Pavia, who is defeated by Guy of Warwick.
Segyn, the duke of Louvain, who is assisted in battle by Guy of Warwick.
Reignier, the emperor of Germany. In an unlawful attempt to take the lands of Segyn, he is captured by Guy of Warwick, who brings about a rapprochement between the enemies.
Ernis, the emperor of Greece, who is...
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