Ivanhoe - Section VIII, Chapters 24 through 26 Summary & Analysis

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Section VIII, Chapters 24 through 26 Summary

Rebecca encounters Urfried, an older woman, when she is thrown into a cell. Rebecca learns that Front-de-Boeuf's father killed Urfried's father and seven brothers when she was young and has held her prisoner ever since. Urfried tells Rebecca that escape is hopeless before leaving the cell. Brian De Bois-Guilbert approaches Rebecca and makes apparent his ignoble intentions. When Rebecca chides him, he points out that she is a prisoner and therefore must yield to his will. His proposal that she convert to Christianity terrifies her, and she threatens to jump out of the window. Brian De Bois-Guilbert promises that he will not harm her, causing her to decide to trust him and step back through the window to safety. He claims that he is devoted to her but that she must agree to their union. Although he aspires to become the...

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Ivanhoe from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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