what are some differences and similarities between "the quest for el cid" and the great epic "the poem of el cid"?

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Both works deal with the same time period and individual. El Cid was a real person living in eleventh century Spain.

However, Fletcher's The Quest for El Cid is a historical document that focuses on a historical era. El Cid is merely a vehicle to narrate that history. Fletcher recognizes that El Cid is largely a poetic figure who became popular through medieval epics like  The Poem...

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