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The Song of Roland

The Song of Roland is the earliest and most well-known of a series of medieval French heroic epics. Its core message is relatively straightforward: in the world of TSoR, evil will never win out...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2017 11:21 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

La Chanson de Roland is a French epic, so it would be hard to put this in modern times because the French believe they have no enemies and even if they did, they would try to solve their problems...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2010 5:33 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

Ganelon's hatred for Roland can be traced to two sources. The first is his wounded pride at living in Roland's shadow; the second is his being volunteered by Roland to accomplish a dangerous task....

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016 1:16 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

The point at which Roland changes his mind and follows Oliver's advice is a pivotal moment in the text. However, it would be inaccurate to say Roland ever followed Oliver's advice, for, when Roland...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016 1:01 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

The Song of Roland is France's national epic, not just by virtue of its considerable length, but by the values it promotes. The title character is consistently presented throughout the poem as a...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2019 10:30 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

Roland comes to a sticky end during the epic battle between the Franks and the enormous army of Marsile. Roland is in the rearguard of his uncle Charlemagne's army, along with his best friend,...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019 6:16 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

In "Song of Roland" Marsile doesn't kill Roland. Roland is in battle and receives many wounds. He is weakened and keeps fainting. Oliver is wounded also and can't see well. He strikes...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2008 2:30 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

Roland's motive to fight throughout the book is largely secular in nature. At the climax of the work, when Roland faces almost certain death, his primary concern is to maintain his reputation. When...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2012 12:19 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

At the beginning of The Song of Roland, the Saracen King Marsile is losing his war against the Emperor Charlemagne. Only the city of Saragossa is left standing in the face of the Frankish...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2019 4:28 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

The first characteristic of an epic poem, the hero, has to be Roland. He's known for his bravery, volunteering for the most dangerous assignments. Charlemagne would represent the second...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2007 1:02 am UTC

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The Song of Roland

At the time when The Song of Roland was written, the chivalric, or knightly, code was still considered of great importance in society. Knights were expected to adhere to a superior set of values...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2021 12:35 pm UTC

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The Song of Roland

You don't say how many days or the age of the students, but these thoughts can be tailored somewhat to fit within your needs. First, as a notable medieval chanson de geste, it is worth exploring...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 1:38 pm UTC

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