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Tristan And Isolde

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Tristan is more sympathetic because his meeting with Isolde arose solely because he was following the orders of the King, to whom he faithfully and honestly served for a long time. A magical drink became the cause of all the subsequent misfortunes of a young couple because they no longer had a choice. Thus, the central conflict arises between the vassal and his king, who would not allow the adultery to his wife. Additionally, the king was Tristan uncle, that made his service more thick and durable. Thus, the moral reflections and despair of Tristan are caused solely by the inability to continue to perform the devotional service to his suzerain. In fact, he can run away, to let someone kill him in a battle, but his love for Isolde will not diminish.…show more content…
The characters in lais Cheverfoil are familiar with this. Every meeting between Tristan and Isolde is a betrayal, and so when the knight so gently leaves the message for Isolde on the Cheverfoil, he consciously goes against his king. The end of this story is known to medieval readers and us, and therefore these manifestations of love and tenderness, attention, beauty, which is so much in the relations of Tristan and Isolde, work exclusively to show real love, that does not depend on the persons who has this feeling. This once again indicates that Marie previously worked with the image and an attempt to translate the whole essence of true love in literature: "Thus sped the hour, till it was time for them to part; but when these lovers freed them from the other's arms, the tears were wet upon their cheeks," (de France) and not tries to portray the
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