In this epic Roland seems like a normal soldier who is simply doing his job in defending his territory and doing as Charlemagne says.
He does not seem to have any want for personal glory like heroes in other epics.
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 and envy Christian Europe had for representatives of the non-Christian world....
[tags: Song of Roland Essays] - The epic The Song of Roland displays the themes of religion, heroism, bravery and honour.
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.
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.
Darwin explained in his theory of natural selection, which primarily explains evolution, however also can be applied to any other situation in which sustainability is the primary concern as in ruler – vassal relationships, that only the strongest survived....
[tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] - The Theme of Father/Son Relationships in Beowulf & The Song of Roland 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.