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Infinint Love

Love has been present throughout the history of mankind.It's not a surprise that it has been the topic of countless poems, novels, lyrics, and many other forms of writing.The "original" love story is Tristan and Iseult. Tristan and Iseult are second only to Lancelot and Guinevere as the great lovers of the Arthurian legends. The story of their tragic love has been the subject of numerous medieval and modern retellings. The medieval versions of the story are sometimes divided into two branches, called the courtly and the common versions. The former is represented by the Tristan of the Anglo-Norman poet Thomas, which was written in the latter part of the twelfth century. His version in turn influenced Gottfried von Strassburg, whose Tristan, written in thefirst decade of the thirteenth century, is one of the great romances of the Middle Ages, and the Old Norse Tristrams saga (1226).This story is a mirror image of value of "courtly love" during the Middle Ages.
The story of Tristan and Isuelt relates the culture in which it was written in.Tristan and Isuelt demonstrates love versus social convention.The story is comparable to the era (Middle Ages) in which it was written in.Epics were the focus of many literary workings during this time period.There was the concept of "ideal love" which last forever even beyond death.During the Middle Ages the culture was influenced its economic system.Feodalism or vassal system was the predominate economic system.Kings ruled the land and knights served the King.This is a very strong influential factor in Tristan and Iseult.Isuelt was portrayed as a perfect lady with no flaws.Another theme that was popular during the time was the idea of servitude to the lady.An honorable man's job was to serve his lady. The Crusades where probably the most prominent element during the Middle Ages and thus the Knight became known.Kn


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