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Episode 7: Flex Points

Posted on | February 14, 2009 | 5 Comments

In episode 7, we discuss the theme of courtly love in the Twilight Series and Valentine’s Day plans with Edward.

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Meat of the Discussion: The theme of courtly love in the Twilight Series

  • Description of courtly love on Wikipedia (Wik it!)

Courtly love was a medieval European conception of nobly and chivalrously expressing love and admiration.[1] Generally, courtly love was secret and between members of the nobility.[2] It was also generally not practiced between husband and wife.

Source: Wikipedia

Stages of courtly love
•    Attraction to the lady, usually via eyes/glance
•    Worship of the lady from afar
•    Declaration of passionate devotion
•    Virtuous rejection by the lady
•    Renewed wooing with oaths of virtue and eternal fealty
•    Moans of approaching death from unsatisfied desire (and other physical manifestations of lovesickness)
•    Heroic deeds of valor which win the lady’s heart
•    Consummation of the secret love
•    Endless adventures and subterfuges avoiding detection

Source: Wikipedia

Valentine’s Day and Edward

  • Sidetracked to “What chores do the Cullens do around the house?”

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5 Responses to “Episode 7: Flex Points”

  1. amanda morgan
    February 16th, 2009 @ 1:51 am

    they dont rot all of their food. 🙂 they feed the wolves and nessie eats a little. or is this question occuring b4 breaking dawn? lol, anyway you guys are hilarious!!!! i was laughing so hard, my dad was in disbelief at how funny a computer can b. 🙂 lol

    –i wanna finger paint with jasper!!! hahaha

  2. Christen
    February 16th, 2009 @ 9:25 am

    Thanks for the love, Amanda!

    The best part about finger painting with Jasper is that even if your art is no good, he makes you feel all hearts and flowers about it! What a good guy!

    We just live to stun dads into shocked disbelief so we can mark that off of our To Do lists for today.

    Thanks for listening – keep listening and we’ll keep casting!

    ~ Melissa and Christen

  3. Lara
    March 3rd, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

    Just catching up on episodes on my iPod with plugs in my ears at work. You gals crack me up! I’m sure my office partner thinks I’m crazy everytime I keep laughing out loud out of nowhere! Anyhow, I thought it was totally awesome that you were bringing up the various chores of the Cullens! I had thought of this myself in my Twilight musings…and I also thought that Emmett would be the one to sort the recycling! Too funny!

  4. Christen
    March 4th, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

    The Cullens are a very eco-friendly family, Lara. They even make sure to prevent over hunting in the area. Emmett recycles because he is forced to though…not out of any real feelings toward the environment. Poor Emmett. He almost never gets his allowance anymore.

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