Ivanhoe Questions and Answers

Ivanhoe

In Ivanhoe, Rebecca and Rowena are intentionally set up as foils. Rowena is a Saxon Christian and Rowena is Jewish; Rowena is a noblewoman while Rowena is the daughter of a merchant; Rowena is...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2021, 12:22 am (UTC)

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Ivanhoe

Walter Scott published Ivanhoe in 1820, partly in response to debates concerning the Habeas Corpus Suspension acts of 1817 and 1818 and the debates of the repeal of the Test and Corporation acts...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2016, 8:22 am (UTC)

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Ivanhoe

I found origins for Ivanhoe in Hebrew and Slavic.  Both were similar in meaning - "a form of John: Gracious gift from God. Ivanhoe is the medieval variant Sir Walter Scott used for the...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2007, 9:10 pm (UTC)

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Ivanhoe

Cedric is Ivanhoe's father, while Isaac is Rebecca's father. Both are men who are highly conscious of their respective heritages (Saxon and Jewish) and also highly flawed as individuals. Cedric is...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2019, 1:00 pm (UTC)

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