Being told this story from the perspective of Lanval has influenced my way of thinking when it comes to the actions of myself and my court on that strange, bizarre day. I don’t even remember this “Sir Lanval” existing, then to my surprise he appears one day to distribute untold wealth and riches to all my knights! It did not surprise me to find that my lady, the Queen Guinevere would betray me in such a way as she did with Lanval, and it surprises me less that Lanval retained his honor and did not betray my trust. My queen has elicited such Godless encounters before with Sir Lancelot, and though it pains me so, I have come to expect such behavior of her.
Alas, all that did not diminish my enjoyment of this story. There was, however, something that bothered me, as a learned man. That is, what lesson or moral was this tale supposed to impart? The teachings of our holy texts tell us the ways by which we should live our lives, and stories such as these should engage in the same sort of didactisms.
There was the obvious idea that one should live their life honorably, but I would compel any reader to find a story that didn’t contain this moral. Any story with clear protagonists and antagonists would demonstrate this truth by its very nature. Other than that, this tale tells all the sad-sacks the world over that they can attain vast riches and beautiful women simply by feeling sorry for themselves.