Tristan - Morold Summary & Analysis

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Morold Summary

Here enters Morold, and Tristan's first connection to Isolde's world. Morold comes into the story as the brother of the Queen of Ireland, demanding tribute from England in honor of his brother in law, King Gurmun the Gay, who had won England for himself when Mark was a small boy, and unable to meet him in battle. Now, Tristan sees the injustice in a sovereign nation being asked to pay tribute to another, and convinces the court that they should go to battle to right the wrong. They agree, on the grounds that he lead them. And so he defeats Morold in battle, striking him in the head when he is unaware, as he returns from a fall to his horse. He finishes by declaring justice restored, and chopping the head from Morold, but Tristan had already been stabbed in the shoulder by...

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