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The Story of Roland Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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1. What are the chief virtues of the true chivalric hero? Which characters best exemplify these qualities?

2. What character flaws does Charlemagne possess? How seriously do they detract from his nobility?

3. Does Roland exhibit any important character flaws? What are they? In which episodes are they seen?

4. Sometimes unlikely characters, or characters who appear to be among Charlemagne's or Roland's enemies, also exhibit chivalrous qualities. What are some instances of this?

5. How much realism is there in the book? Where is it found?

6. In which particular episodes does magic play an important part?

7. Although most of the major heroes in the book are men, women also play a significant part in many of the adventures. Characterize the most prominent women in the book.

8. Several episodes involve horses.

Which ones? What are the special capabilities of Reinold's horse Bayard?

9. Which do you consider to be the most effective...

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