Tristan and Isolt - Beroul Reviews
Description:Author: Beroul / Genre: Classic Literature / The tale of Tristan and Iseult originated outside of the cycle of stories of King Arthur and his circle of knights, but two became intertwined early on. It is a love story set mainly in Ireland.
Newest Review: ... sad story in Beroul's poem. His words are very descriptive, not only of people but places and she used them as her clues ... more
Customer Tristan and Isolt - Beroul Reviews (2)
by - written on 21/10/01, updated on 21/10/01 (Very useful, 485 readings)
During the reign of Henry II an Anglo-Norman minstrel arrived in Cornwall from his native France, earning his living by entertaining and by bringing news from lands afar to that wild and isolated land. On his travels he became so intrigued by a story often told by the local people that he decided to write a poem about it. The story that so excited his imagination became perhaps the earliest recorded version of the tale of Tristan and Iseult. The minstrel was Beroul and, even though it has been told in countless forms and guises through the centuries, this story still remains one of the greatest love stories ever told. The tale of thwarted love, of Tristan ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/10/01, updated on 04/10/01 (Very useful, 239 readings)
#What is a myth? A myth is a story, a symbolic fable, simple and striking, summarizing an infinite number of more or less similar situations. It translates the rules of a social group or religious: its origin must be obscure. #The myth of Tristan and Iseult falls under the rules of the knighthood. The myth is set in the 12th century during a time when the elites make a vast effort of setting a social and moral order. #In this context the loves of Tristan and Iseult and especially their life in the forest of Morois seems a pure scandal for this 12th century society. They have a wild life, far from the ideals of the society and ... Read the complete review
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