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  • Iliad And Song Of Roland
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    The Iliad and Song of Roland: Attitudes Toward War The Iliad by Homer and Song of Roland are two enjoyable novels that both deal with the basic nature of war. They are set in different eras of history, but they both manage to depict the image of war and conquest very well. With that said, they do indeed share obvious plot characteristics. However, the manner of which the subject of war is portrayed in both novels is considerably different. The Iliad leans toward a more graphic and honest depicti...
  • Audience Of The Song Of Roland
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    THE SONG OF ROLAND: SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Charles the Great invaded Spain in the year 778. He had been invited in by the governor of the strategic city of Zaragoza, who had promised to turn the city over to him. He entered through a pass in the western Pyrenees Mountains and marched through the lands of the Basques, a people who had managed to maintain their freedom from Muslim domination and who were not too pleased with the Franks entering their land without even asking permission. Charl...
  • Song Of Roland And Ywain
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    The Song of Roland was the first French epic poem to be written down. What is the Song about Explain the story and compare it (using examples) to two other epic poems or works that are similar Introduction The Song of Roland was the first French epic poem written down around 1100. It was often said to herald the beginnings of French literature. The Song is associated with medieval romance literature. However, the medieval romances were adventure narratives, not love stories between men and women...
  • Song Of Roland To Ywain
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    The Song of Roland and Ywain: A Changing Society as Viewed Through Its Literature When comparing the epic poem of The Song of Roland to the romantic literature of Ywain, the differences between the early medieval period and the high medieval period become evident. Both The Song of Roland and Ywain depicts the societies from which each story derives its fundamental characteristics. Through close observation, one is able to see the shifts in customs and mentality that make the move from the epic t...
  • Epic Chanson De Roland
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    According to tradition, Roland was the nephew of Charlemagne and possessed the sword Durand el and the horn Oliphant. The most famous version of the legend is in the 11th-century epic Chanson de Roland, in which Roland accompanied Charlemagne on his military campaign of 778 against the Saracens in Spain. As the army was returning home, Roland died heroically when the rear guard, which he commanded, was isolated and attacked by the Saracens at the Roncesvalles Pass, in the Pyrenees. According to ...
  • Strong Father Son Relationship In Beowulf
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    The Theme of Father / Son Relationships in Beowulf & The Song of Roland Thomas LazzaroProfessor Fisher Literary Patterns of European Development Paper#1 2/6/97 The representation of father-son type relationships in early Medieval literary works is a key theme early authors used to give their works more depth and meaning. Two works that use the theme of father-son relationships are Beowulf and The Song of Roland. In Beowulf, the relationship between Hrothgar and Beowulf is one in which there is n...

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