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El Cid Characters & Character Analysis

Marcel Charles Andrade
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Characters

Per Abbat

Although some critics consider Per Abbat the composer or author of the Poema de mio Cid, it is generally accepted that he was more likely the scribe of the work, either of the fourteenth-century manuscript, or, more likely, of the 1207 copy. The term escrivd ("wrote out" or "copied down"), which is used in the last segment of the poem, seems to uphold this interpretation.

Abengalbon

Abengalbon is the Cid's Moorish ally. He helps the Cid by protecting his wife and daughters when they travel to Valencia. In another appearance, he hosts the Cid's daughters while they travel to Carrion with their husbands, and discovers a plot hatched by the Infantes to kill him. His noble behavior as a Moor functions as a comparison with that of the cowardly Infantes, and serves as an example of the complex relations between Moors and Christians in Spain during the Middle...

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