El Cid Characters

Marcel Charles Andrade
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King Bucar of Morocco

In a second attempt to recapture Valencia from the Cid, another Moorish king fails in his attack and is killed by the Cid.

El Cid Campeador

See Rodrigo (Ruy) Diaz de Vivar

Infantes de Carrion

The deceitful Infantes are portrayed as cowardly members of the upper class who, seeing the Cid's swift rise in the king's favor, contract marriages with the Cid's daughters, Elvira and Sol. After being embarrassed and subsequently taunted by the Cid's court when they are frightened by a lion and hide under a couch, the Infantes take their wives from Valencia, then beat them and leave them for dead in the woods. When the Cid obtains justice for this insult, his family is assured a place in the heirarchy of lineage that makes up Spanish medieval society. The historical Gonzdlez brothers actually did not belong to this high level of society...

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