Essay Archive - Chivalry
We live in an age where the brutality and the vigilante justice of the knight
errant is no longer acceptable for people with positions of stature in society.
While courage and honor are still praised by society, one rarely finds a man
true to his word regardless of cost. Chivalry towards ladies is sometimes
mistakenly decried by those supporting equality for women. And Courtly love, in
it's modern form, is frowned upon. Those who might have a keen sense of justice
often have only indirect methods of fighting for the right -- legislation just
can never be as satisfying as clouting a knave over the head with the flat of a
blade. It seems that justic....