“So what damn-fool silly thing has this young lady got you a-doin of?…What would possibly make you imagine that my lady love would have sent me on some foolish errand?…Because, every lover is in his heart a madman, and in his head a minstrel.” (Page 74)
This scene of bickering back and forth oddly reminded me of one from the cartoon movie of Hercules. Tristran is madly in love with a girl, as is Hercules in the movie, and putting all reality aside in order to make her happy. The little hairy man reminded me a lot of Phil in the movie, not only by his physical characteristics, but for the fact that he is trying to put into perspective the fact that it is crazy to be putting himself in danger for love. It is a very tight resemblance between the foolish actions that both Tristran and Hercules are showing, both showing the how they will put themselves in danger to impress a woman. The end result of their actions seems to be pointing in a different direction, as I have seen some foreshadowing going on that points out that Tristran will actually have more to do with the girl from the falling star rather than the original girl he was in love with like in Hercules.
Going along with the similarities to other children stories, I have seen other similarities while reading along. The goat carriage being transformed into something else was an obvious connection to a piece of Cinderella. I think the old woman putting something in the food of the witch was like the poisonous apple from Snow White. While reading into these things and trying to make more connections and relations to outside material, it is becoming clear the many stories, especially mythological and fairy tale ones, have connections outside the “moral of the story.” I am extremely interested in seeing what is yet to come in the story and how the story will play out once each of these character’s paths cross.