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    The Song Of Roland

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    generations by the use of stories and songs. This was necessary because the majority of people were uneducated, and in order to pass on information it had to be done verbally. Stories and songs during the crusades not only told of past events but it also evolved into a way to illuminate the Christian religion as a just cause against the pagan Muslims. This religious fervor at the time birthed many famous tales with one of them being The Song of Roland. The Song of Roland is a tale of the attack on Charlemagne’s

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    Prejudice in The Song of Roland

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    Prejudice in The Song of Roland Unfortunately, the role of ignorance and jealousy combining to breed fear and hatred is a recurring theme in history ultimately exhibiting itself in the form of prejudice. As demonstrated through the altering of historical events in The Song of Roland, the conflict between the Christian and Islamic religions takes precedence over the more narrow scope of any specific battle and is shaped, at least in part by the blind perception of a prejudice born of the ignorance

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    Internal and External Conflict in the Song of Roland The Song of Roland is an epic poem that fictionalizes a portion of Charlemagne’s religious campaigns in Spain. In this poem, one soldier’s treachery leads to the demise of “twenty thousand men” from Charlemagne’s army (Song of Roland line 1115). This relatively small portion of his army of Franks collides with Muslim forces in a massive battle in which the Franks “die like good men for [their] King”, with intentions to “defend the holy Christian

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    In the Song of Roland, ideal characteristics of a knight are identified mainly with having skill as a horseman and fighting on the battlefield. The idea of an armored knight is closely descended from the equites class of Rome. Knights were closely tied to the various fiefdoms and to the church. A knight was expected to have courage, honor, selflessness, respect, honesty, and many other characteristics of how a perfect knight was seen such as Roland, Oliver, and Thierry in the Song of Roland. Many

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Song of Roland In mythological Europe, knightly heroes abounded whereever one could choose to roam.  There are hundreds of tales of knights who embodied the concept of chivalry, slew huge dragons, slew legions of foes in single combat, and still made it home in time for dinner.  Of all these tales, ballads and poems, a few have risen to the fore front of the genre as an example for the rest of the stories to follow.  I will be comparing the positive

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    Comparing Song of Roland, The Life Story of Pavlichenko, and The Prince Abstract: By evaluating different approaches of rulers to their vassals, in The Song of Roland and The Life Story of Pavlichenko, Matvey Rodionych, it is shown that Machiavelli made a mistake when he came up with his general rule: “It is much safer to be feared than loved, if hi is to fail in one of the two.” (Machiavelli, 54). Darwin explained in his theory of natural selection, which primarily explains evolution

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    In the poem The Song of Roland, the author relates the spectacular fight between King Charlemagne’s army, the Franks, and the Muslim Saracens. The poem tells a story of blood, death, loyalty and honor. Around 1095, the year in which the First Crusade was initiated, we find the first extant version of this great French epic. While there is truth deeply rooted in the poem, much was emphasized and embellished to attract followers in the crusades. Despite appearing as propaganda, the author succeeded

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    war. By comparing The Song of Roland to History of the Conquest of Spain, this paper focuses on the Muslim invasion of Spain in 711 CE with a particular emphasis on the nature of warfare. In the book, The Song of Roland, translated by Glyn Burgess, it discusses the Franks fighting the Muslims in Spain in the city of Saragossa. The Franks are offered gold and the promise of converting to Christianity if they go back to France, and Charlemagne’s army accepts the offer. Roland then picks Ganelon, who

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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

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    Christendom and The Song of Roland

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    The Song of Roland is the oldest epic poem in French, written by an anonymous poet, composed in between late eleven century to twelfth century. This epic poetry holds an important place in the history of France and invention of Christendom. The Song of Roland is a cultural artifact that takes us to the journey of Medieval Europe, when religion becomes an important element for the formation of proto-Europe. Religion plays a crucial role in The Song of Roland and becomes the reason of criticism. Some

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