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ENGB31 Lecture 7  Book V  Interlace, episodic, inset tales  Infinite refers of knights -Launcelot/Tristram/Palomides/Lamerok/La Cote Male Tayle/Alexander  Compare to Bedier’s version. What are the effects of any changes? What does Malory seem most interested in?  The two of them were more in love before the potion in the other version it was like the whole reason the whole reason they were in love was because of the potion  Their love is consummated in this version  There is a shift in the characterization of Mark – what is the different presentation of Mark? Is he a good or bad King?  He only marries Iseult because he wants to tear apart the love between Tristram and her  Legitimizes the adultery and lessens the tension between love and chivalric bond  Once Mark does not keep his end of the bargain he is not in debt to mark any more  The potion: ‘if formerly their love for each other has been strong, not it was unassailable’  Mark -in this version he is seen as a dragon who needs to be killed -he is who has lain Cornwall to the bad position they are in -He is seen as the abnormal -This makes the romance seem more realistic -The evil in this book is very much human and knightly  Love and Chivalric bonds  Who supports Tristram and iseult?  They end up and Launcelots castle  “You will bring shame upon me…is his due’ (pg 366) -Tristram is invited to a feast in Camelot > interesting because the whole plot of the story is for Tristram to join the ritual celebrations of the Arthurian court -However Tristram gets a bit bad at this moment and considers not going to Camelot -This is significant statement of how she sees their relationship because he reputation is at stake if he does not go to the feast -She is hig
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