Innocent Christabel is the daughter of Sir Leoline. She is the leading character of the poem. There are three main characters in the poem: Christabel, Geraldine and Sir Leoline. The whole poem takes place either inside Sir Leoline’ s castle or in the wooden area outside the castle. The structure of the poem is of great value. The lovely lady, Christabel! L’ incantevole dama, Christabel! It moaned as near, as near can be, Si lamentava così vicino, come vicino può essere, But what it is she cannot tell. - - Ma cos’ è ( che) non può dire. - - On the other side it seems to be, Nell’ altro lato sembra che ci sia, Of the huge, broad- breasted, old oak tree. O softly tread, said Christabel, My father seldom sleepeth well. Sweet Christabel her feet doth ba re, And jealous of the listening air They steal their way from stair to stair, Now in glimmer, and now in gloom, And now they pass the Baron’ s room, As still as death, with stifled breath! And now have reached her chamber door;. Christabel", un~ ittingly focused on one of the psychological conflicts of the poem when he commented that Geraldine was actua 11 y a man.