The Return of Martin Guerre

by

Natalie Zemon Davis

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Jean d’Escornebeuf Character Analysis

Jean d’Escornebeuf was a local lord near the village of Artigat. He accused Arnaud du Tilh (as “Martin Guerre”) of arson and had him arrested. Although the charges were later dropped, it provided a further blow to Arnaud’s reputation and put a strain on his ability to continue his performance as Martin.
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Jean d’Escornebeuf Character Timeline in The Return of Martin Guerre

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Chapter 1
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...wasn’t much legal oversight. Instead, they tended to settle disputes locally. The local lord was Jean d’Escornebeuf , but he had little authority over the community. The nearest legal authorities were in... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...his leg amputated two years earlier. Also, Arnaud was imprisoned and accused of arson by Jean d’Escornebeuf , a local lord. The case was dropped, but it further damaged Arnaud’s credulity and... (full context)