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18 April, 04:29

Which of the following best describes the central conflict in this poem?

A

The central conflict in this poem is between Tristan and Isolde because they cannot decide if their love is true or fake.

B

The central conflict in this poem revolves around the secrecy of Tristan and Isolde's love, and the strife this secret brings them (as they keep it from King Mark).

C

The central conflict in this poem is between King Mark and Sir Tristan, as they fight for Isolde's love and hand in marriage.

D

The central conflict in this poem deals mostly with the rumors being spread by the courtiers, who threaten to tell the king of the queen's faithlessness.

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  1. 18 April, 05:52
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    This question is incomplete, here's the complete question

    Read: Tristan and Isolde, The Love Sin, By Lady Jane Wilde (1871)

    Which of the following best describes the central conflict in this poem?

    A. The central conflict in this poem is between Tristan and Isolde because they cannot decide if their love is true or fake.

    B. The central conflict in this poem revolves around the secrecy of Tristan and Isolde's love, and the strife this secret brings them (as they keep it from King Mark).

    C. The central conflict in this poem is between King Mark and Sir Tristan, as they fight for Isolde's love and hand in marriage.

    D. The central conflict in this poem deals mostly with the rumors being spread by the courtiers, who threaten to tell the king of the queen's faithlessness.

    Answer: B. The central conflict in this poem revolves around the secrecy of Tristan and Isolde's love, and the strife this secret brings them (as they keep it from King Mark).

    Explanation:

    Jane Wilde wrote this poem in the 1800's, based on a Celtic legend. Her focus is on the forbidden love of Tristan And Isolde. ("None, unless the saints above, Knew the secret of their love", and " their hands would twine unseen"). Their love seems to feed on the rush of the secrecy they keep to avoid King Mark of Cornwall from finding out about it.
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