What is the elder Queen Isolde doing in Tristan and Isolde? Queen Isolde of Ireland, the mother of Isolde the Fair.

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Karyth Cara eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The first thing we see Queen Isolde--the mother of Isolde the Fair and sister of defeated Duke Morolt--doing is healing Tristan of his wounds while he is dressed in disguise as the beggar Tantris. When he is healed, we see Queen Isolde commision Tantris/Tristan as music tutor for isolde the Fair.

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