History Literature / TristanAndIseult

5th Apr '17 12:00:39 PM SorPepita
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* KickTheDog: Tristan manages to convince a neighboring king to part with a prized "fey dog" whose fur changed color and wore a magic bell. The net effect is to act as a CareBearStare that can cheer up anyone, which was for the king his sole comfort. So Tristan gives it to Iseult to help console her during his absences. The little dog comforts her... and she kills it, because she prefers to be in anguish over his absence than have a moments comfort.

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* KickTheDog: Tristan manages to convince a neighboring king to part with a prized "fey dog" whose fur changed color and wore a magic bell. The net effect is to act as a CareBearStare that can cheer up anyone, which was for the king his sole comfort. So Tristan gives it to Iseult to help console her during his absences. The little dog comforts her... and she kills it, because she prefers to be in anguish over his absence than have a moments moment's comfort.



** Mark also gets a rather literal one: after Tristan and Iseult have run off together, he tries to hang Tristan's dog

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** Mark also gets a rather literal one: after Tristan and Iseult have run off together, he tries to hang Tristan's dogdog.
30th May '16 1:32:25 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis: In some versions, Tristan wasn't even aware of Iseult's feelings, and would have remained so if he hadn't been [[LovePotion thirsty]].



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8th Jan '16 12:16:36 PM HeraldAlberich
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There may have been a historical basis to the legend, but it was largely the invention of medieval [[ChivalricRomance romancers]], who also decided that Tristan should be a Knight of the Round Table, as this was the proper place for talented knights who had affairs with their queens (''cf''. Lancelot and Guenevere). There are numerous versions of the legend, almost none of which end happily. It has spawned poems, plays, opera and even a [[TristanAndIsolde recent film]].

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There may have been a historical basis to the legend, but it was largely the invention of medieval [[ChivalricRomance romancers]], who also decided that Tristan should be a Knight of the Round Table, as this was the proper place for talented knights who had affairs with their queens (''cf''. Lancelot and Guenevere). There are numerous versions of the legend, almost none of which end happily. It has spawned poems, plays, opera and even a [[TristanAndIsolde [[Film/TristanAndIsolde recent film]].
6th Sep '15 12:59:25 PM DoctorCooper
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* PortmanteauCoupleName: Iseult's brother Alcardo renames himself Lantris after the two greatest knights in the world, Tristan and Lancelot.

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* PortmanteauCoupleName: In-universe. Iseult's brother Alcardo renames himself Lantris after the two greatest knights in the world, Tristan and Lancelot.
8th Jan '15 9:51:15 AM DavidCowie
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* OneSteveLimit: Ther is another Iseult. [[spoiler: She marries Tristan and often brings about his death]]

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* OneSteveLimit: Ther There is another Iseult. [[spoiler: She marries Tristan and often brings about his death]]
8th Jan '15 9:48:40 AM DavidCowie
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* OneSteveLimit: [[spoiler:Another Iseult marries Tristan and often brings about his death]]

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* OneSteveLimit: [[spoiler:Another Iseult Ther is another Iseult. [[spoiler: She marries Tristan and often brings about his death]]
25th Aug '14 8:55:34 AM LordGro
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* ShroudedInMyth: There is a 6th century pillar in Cornwall bearing a Latin inscription that translates in English as "Here lies Drustanus son of Conomorus, with the lady Ousilla". In at least one medieval source, Mark is identified with Conomorus.



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25th Aug '14 12:43:49 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* ShroudedInMyth: There is a 6th century pillar in Cornwall bearing a Latin inscription that translates in English as "Here lies Drustanus son of Conomorus, with the lady Ousilla". In at least one medieval source, Mark is identified as Conomorus.

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* ShroudedInMyth: There is a 6th century pillar in Cornwall bearing a Latin inscription that translates in English as "Here lies Drustanus son of Conomorus, with the lady Ousilla". In at least one medieval source, Mark is identified as with Conomorus.
25th Aug '14 12:43:21 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* ShroudedInMyth: There is a 6th century pillar in Cornwall bearing a Latin inscription that translates in English as "Here lies Drustanus son of Conomorus, with the lady Ousilla". In at least one medieval source, Mark is identified as Conomorus.
25th Mar '14 2:31:34 AM Sensemaker
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Tristan and Isolde are guilty of horrible crimes by Medieval standards -sleeping with the king's wife is a blatant case of treason. Yet it is the baron's of king Mark, who correctly suspects the adultery, whom the narrator refers to as "traitors" -because they are loyal to their king and try to catch the protagonists for a crime they did and continue to do. Also, then the "traitors" demand that Isolde to through and ordeal to prove her innocence she avoids lying by a clever technicality (ExactWords) and God himself covers for her by miraculously letting her hold red-hot iron without hurting her hands.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Tristan and Isolde are guilty of horrible crimes by Medieval standards -sleeping with the king's wife is a blatant case of treason. Yet it is the baron's barons of king Mark, who correctly suspects the adultery, whom the narrator refers to as "traitors" -because -all because they are loyal to their king and try to catch the protagonists for a crime they did and continue to do. Also, then the "traitors" demand that Isolde to go through and an ordeal to prove her innocence she avoids lying by a clever technicality (ExactWords) and God himself covers for her by miraculously letting her hold red-hot iron without hurting her hands.
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