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(Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other

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(8.) Idt notes that Beuvior's gesture of farewell (stretching out next to the dead body of Sartre on his hospital bed) literally repeats the final scene of the Tristan and Iseut legend.
92-99); also Emmanuele Baumgartner, Tristan et Iseut: De la legende aux recits en vers (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1987), pp.
Neither theologians nor feudal lords would have recognized Tristan and Iseut's passionate love as a legitimate basis for marriage.
Tel Old River ou Tristan & Iseut, elles vantent le caractere unique de la rue, son animation et son cachet particuliers, qui contribuent a les singulariser.
Situating the romances of Jean Renart among such legends as Tristan and Iseut, B.
Here, Burns applies her plurivocal readings to Philomena of the Ovidian tale, to Enide of Arthurian romance, and finally, in a very poignant chapter, to Queen Iseut, that most creative of verbal manipulators.
In the Folie Tristan of Oxford, Tristan effectively disguises himself as a fool to gain access to King Mark's court so he can meet with Iseut without detection.
In conclusion, there is a discussion of some of the problems arising from the episode with reference to the romance as a whole, such as the lack of any allusion to Iseut, who might have been expected to have noticed her husband's horse's ears, or the absence of any consequences for Mark following the revelation of the secret to the barons.
Chapter five applies these insights to the Romance of Tristan, where typical logic would also condemn Tristan and Iseut's adulterous behavior.
Tristan [Baltimore, MD: Penguin, 1960] 301-53; augmented by the French volume with translation into modern French, edited and commentated by Daniel Lacroix and Philippe Walter, Tristan et Iseut, Les poemes francais.
Intending to be kind, he places his glove where it shelters Iseut's face from the sun, exchanges rings with her (noting how thin and frail her fingers have become), and exchanges swords, leaving his where Tristan's was.
The stick is then placed strategically so that Iseut will see it as she passes; this procedure had earlier proven successful as a means of communicating, so she would be looking out for it.