Laxdaela Saga - Chapters 41 - 50 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 41 - 50 Summary

Three years prior to the official Christianization of Iceland, King Olaf is still at odds with the Icelandic chieftains. Thus, when Kjartan and Bolli arrive to the King's court, despite King Olaf's admiration for Kjartan, he decides to use him (and some others) as a bargaining chip with Iceland's chieftains by capturing him. Kjartan is held captive along with three others. Notably, Bolli is not imprisoned, and three years after Kjartan's capture, Bolli goes back to Iceland. Kjartan is stuck with King Olaf. The King's sister Ingibjorg is now interested in him (Kjartan). After Iceland converts to Christianity in 1000, Kjartan is released and goes back to Iceland in 1001 (when news reached Norway). Kjartan ends his tryst with Ingibjorg, but she leaves him with a gold-woven head-dress that is quite expensive; this was to be given to Gudrun upon their marriage. Further, King Olaf bequeaths Olaf...

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