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Question: English & Literature

What leads to Roland's death in The Song of Roland?
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Roland is bringing up the rear guard in a battle for Charlemagne. It goes badly, but in one last heroic act Roland blows the horn to alert the emperor. Roland blows so hard that his temples burst. He dies a glorious martyr's death, and saints take his soul straight to Paradise.

MHood2 | 435 days ago