Where in the book is El Cid considered to be honorable and respected?
There are many places where El Cid is considered to be honorable and respectable, primarily after the king pardons him. One key scene is the one in which people are admiring his beard. The respect and admiration they show El Cid shows his honorable status in society. And when El Cid ensures the princes are punished for attacking his daughters, it is clear that he is an important and respected figure.