It is in no way surprising that this epic would contain much biblical symbolism....
[tags: Christianity, Jesus, Crusades, Bible] - Throughout the epic poem, The Song of Roland, the poet essentially dissects the idea of good versus evil as it is represented in contrast between the two opposing armies.
Some readers might take this poem as a religious text, whereas, for some reader it is a fictional literary work and contain ideological perspective....
[tags: The Song of Roland Essays] - 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 the Crusades developed within European Christendom, The Song of Roland inspired christian soldiers and justified the purpose of the Crusades: to promote Christianity, by force, and reclaim the Christian lands.
In other words, the mission of crusaders was to rid the lands of “Pagans,”similar to the Saracens of The Song of Roland.
[tags: Christianity, Charlemagne, Paganism] - 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 to the romance possible....
[tags: essays research papers] - Both The Poem of the Cid and The Song of Roland were written in a time period where great new developments were occurring in Europe, but none more crucial than the beginning of the Crusades and the ethnocentric viewpoint they propagated and were propagated by (Quinn).