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Do you think Tristan and Isolde would have fallen in love without Queen Isolde's love potion? Does it diminish their love in your perception? Explain.

What do you see as Tristan's most admirable qualities? What are his liabilities?

Do you see any ways in which chivalric culture is represented as a bad thing? Describe them.

Do you see any ways in which modern culture benefit from reinstating some chivalric ideals? Explain.

Do Tristan's battles with Morgan and Morold diminish him in any way in your perception? Why or why not?

In what ways, if any, are the human foibles of the characters helpful to the story? In what ways, if any, are they obstacles?

Isolde designs a circumstance that allows her to swear an oath that will not be viewed as false in the eyes of God. Since she does not, in the end...

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