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While the details of the story differ from one author to another, the overall plot structure remains much the same. There are two main traditions of the Tristan legend. Their sources could be traced back to the original, archetypal Celtic romance.
Later traditions come from the Prose Tristan c. The story and character of Tristan vary from poet to poet. Even the spelling of his name varies a great deal, although Tristan is the most popular spelling. Most versions of the Tristan story follow the same general outline. Along the way, they ingest a love potion that causes the pair to fall madly in love. In the courtly version, the potions effects last for a lifetime; in the common versions, however, the potions effects wane after three years.
Also, in some versions, they ingest the potion accidentally; in others, the potions maker instructs Iseult to share it with Mark, but she deliberately gives it to Tristan instead, who is unaware of what is happening. Although Iseult marries Mark, she and Tristan are forced by the potion to seek one another out for adultery.
Although the typical noble Arthurian character would be shamed from such an act, the love potion that controls them frees Tristan and Iseult from responsibility. Tristan honors, respects, and loves King Mark as his mentor and adopted father; Iseult is grateful that Mark is kind to her, which he is certainly not obliged to be; and Mark loves Tristan as his son, and Iseult as a wife.
But every night, they each have horrible dreams about the future. Tristans uncle eventually learns of the affair and seeks to entrap his nephew and his bride. Also present is the endangerment of a fragile kingdom, the cessation of war between Ireland and Cornwall. Mark gets what seems proof of their guilt and resolves to punish them: Tristan by hanging and burning Iseult by burning on the stake, later putting her up in a lazar house a leper colony.
Tristan escapes on his way to the gallows by a miraculous leap from a chapel and rescues Iseult. The lovers escape into the forest of Morrois and take shelter there until they are discovered by Mark one day. However, they make peace with Mark after Tristans agreement to return Iseult to Mark and leave the country.
Tristan then travels on to Brittany, where he marries for her name and her beauty Iseult of the White Hands, daughter of Hoel of Brittany and sister of Sir Kahedin. TOP15 e-Books:.
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
They are intending to die together, but the poison has been switched with a love potion. In the process the story can lose some of its grip on our imagination and our romantic sensibilities. It can be so cobbled and abused that we are left to distill the heart of it as best we can from a variety of sources. And only a great poet will be able to convey this perspective, and the story itself, with convincing unity and supreme skill—for expectations of quality and beauty are very lofty when we pick up a beloved and popular story.
Tristan et Iseut
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