The Poem Of The Cid Essay

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El Cid is an epic tale that tells of legendary warriors and kings. It was written about theyear eleven hundred and has unkown author. The story centers on Ruy Diaz, morecommonly known as El Cid. El Cid losses his king's respect and admiration. Exactly why ElCid lost the king's favor is nor known, but his heroic struggle to regain it is well documented.He overcame the great odd placed against him and became an excellent vassa. El Cid is aperfect medieval vassal because he follows his faith, is a great leader, and shows homage to hisking.El Cid devotes his entire life to following what he feels are God's wishes. The mostnotable occasion where El Cid shows his devotion to his faith is in the first verse. As El Cid isbeing exiled he said, 'I give Thee thanks, O God, our father in heaven. My wicked enemieshave contrived this plot against me.' This shows even in his lowest moment he still thanks Gosfor all he has given him. El Cid shows the deepness of his faith before going into battle Healways asks God to be with him, and after he and his men win each battle El Cid always thanksGod for letting it happen. He believes God let it happen, he never thought it is him.Ruy Diaz is an extrodinary leader. He is always fearless before going into battl; hedoes not even consider that he might not be victorious. When El Cid is badly outnumbered histactics and battle plans always cause him to come out hte clear victor. An exampe where El Cidshows his supperior tactics is in page 53, verse 27. El Cid was encamped in front of Alcocer forfifteen weeks. El Cid realizes that Alcocer was not going to give up without a fight so hedevises a plan. He tricks the people of Alcocer to come out. El Cid began picking up parts ofhis camp and leaving as if he was out of reserves. The people of Alcocder fall for this trick, andthey think El...

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