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Research the Crusades and compare the actions, behaviors, and outcomes of the historical record to the events, characters, and outcomes in Tasso's poem.

Chivalry is an important element in the Renaissance art epic. After reading about chivalry, compare Tasso' s treatment of the heroic ideal to the medieval chivalric code.

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Research the Crusades and compare the actions, behaviors, and outcomes of the historical record to the events, characters, and outcomes in Tasso's poem.

Chivalry is an important element in the Renaissance art epic. After reading about chivalry, compare Tasso' s treatment of the heroic ideal to the medieval chivalric code.

Tasso suggests that his poem is an attempt to merge the Christian philosophy of Dante's work with the political ideology of Virgil's writings. After exploring Dante and Virgil, how well does Gerusalemme Liberata fulfill Tasso's goal?

Women are not often thought of as warriors and historically not allowed to fight in most Renaissance European armies, yet the major warrior for the Saracens is female. What does Tasso say about women and evil by making Clorinda the head of the Turkish army?

As a culture, American society does not glorify war, yet a lot of literature revolves around war and its consequences. How does Tasso resolve the conflict between the social needs for peace and the literary needs for war?

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