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Betray True Love, Great Tragedy Shall Befall

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“To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal” are truthful words chiseled by none other than Malcolm X. Unfortunately, in Kevin Reynolds’s 2006 Modernized Version of Tristan and Isolde, a traitor betrays the true love of two people and his country by unveiling a secret love affair. In Tristan and Isolde, Wictred betrays Tristan and Isolde’s love affair to her father King Donnchadh and Lord Marke, thereby triggering internal conflict within them; revealing the tragic nature of the work through the death of the protagonist which is the message: “Traitors must expect Treachery”.
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He is angered by the fact that his daughter is having a dishonest love affair with someone else, compelling him to disclaim his paternity as he once said “You [Isolde] see no relation to me here!” Therefore, according to previous analysis, it is concluded that all the major characters in the story are left with emotional pain and internal conflict due to Wictred’s revelation of the secret love affair of Tristan and Isolde.
Furthermore, the offense reveals the tragic nature of the work through the death of the protagonist, which is the message of the story: “Traitors must expect Treachery”. An allusion to a moral of a story in Aesop’s Fables, this moral is the message in the story of Tristan and Isolde. Tristan’s death was the result of the Battle of Castle D’Or, which in turn is the result of the internal conflict among the characters, which itself is the product of Wictred’s betrayal. Going along with the message of the story, what Wictred failed to do is to think about the consequences of his actions: when he betrayed the affair, it resulted in...

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