Tristen and iseult
Tristen and Iseult
The book The Romance of Tristen and Iseult was filled to the brim with symbolism, the sword, the dragon, the philter, and plenty of others. Each of these has many paradoxical, similar, Ironic, oxymoronic, and contradictory symbols. The Philter, in particular, symbolizes several contradictory ideas.
The Philtre was a potion that made both drinkers of the potion fall in love. There must be some rational explanation for why Tristen and Iseult went from enemies to lovers. One very possible answer is that the potion was a very potent aphrodisiac. Meaning they didnít fall in love but in lust. The queen must have wanted Iseult and the king to drink that and have a very productive honeymoon. Also by giving this potion to Iseult she would be much more willing to go to bed with this stranger that she will be marrying. Tristen and Iseult drank this potion and from then on they were screwing at every possible moment, as this...