Braggadochio and his companion Trompart represent a false ideal of what a knight is supposed to look like.
Braggadochio is obsessed with the external elements that make up a knight, such as armor, swords, horses, etc. But when it comes down to the real virtues that make a knight (strength, courage, etc.) he completely lacks.
Throughout the text, we learn that he is a coward, he is impolite, and is easily manipulated by his squire.
In short, he is a comedic inverse of what a knight should be.
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Cite This Article
- Norris Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe, Debra Mancoff – The Arthurian Handbook (Second Edition)
- Alan Lupack – The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend
- Ronan Coghlan – The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends
- Anonymous – Lancelot-Grail, the French Vulgate
- Sir Thomas Malory – Le Morte d’Arthur