Short Essay Answer Key
1. Why is the Cid sad at the beginning of the poem? Why did this happen?
The Cid is sad at the beginning of the poem because he has been banished from his home land. This happened as a result of lies and treachery.
2. What is the Cid's relationship with God? How do you know?
The Cid's relationship with God is a very strong one. He is a very devoted religious person. I know from the example that he thanks God for the plans his enemies have against him.
3. Why are the inhabitants of Burgos unable to offer the Cid and his followers a place to stay? What would happen if they did?
The inhabitants of Burgos are unable to offer the Cid and his followers a place to stay under the command of the king. If they had offered them a place to...
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