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Laxdaela Saga Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 11 - 20 Summary

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Chapters 11 - 20 Summary

Following Killer-Hrapp, we are introduced to a sub-theme in the story. We meet Thord Goddi, also a neighbor to Hoskuld Dala-Kollsson. Thord Goddi will marry Vigdis Ingjald's daughter; they will house a poor criminal named Thorolf. He is known as an "outlaw" because of the Icelandic reverence for the rule of law, as they have no ruler to speak of save the law that they adopt themselves. Thorolf, therefore, can be killed by anyone at any time. Thorolf's crime is the murder of Ingjald Saudisle-Priest's brother, and Ingjald is intent on tracking him down and killing him to avenge his brother's death. The presence of Ingjald causes Thord Goddi to display great cowardice, leaving Vigdis to defeat Ingjald's people. She then leaves Goddi and tries to claim half of their land for her own; Thord goes to Hoskuld Dala-Kollsson to prevent them. He wants so...

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