Cliges v. Tristan and Isolde

by D.J. James from Story Traditions with James - France at 10:07 AM on 6·28·2013

This week’s episode juxtaposes “Cliges” and “Tristan and Isolde”, both romances, but in my opinion Chretien de Troyes is commenting on the adulterous relationship between Tristan and Isolde, wherein Isolde may be sharing her body with two men. I also touch on the use of magic and various symbolic elements pervasive in Medieval literature.

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