Laxdaela Saga - Study Guide Chapters 51 - 60 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 51 opens in the time following Kjartan's death. Olaf the Peacock's family now contains a near irresolvable conflict, one that can only be held at bay by Olaf himself. He does what he can to make sure the conflict is healed, or that it at least does not explode into a blood feud; he is somewhat successful for the three years following Kjartan's death, but then he dies. After his death, Thorgerd, Kjartan's mother, pushes Kjartan's brothers to avenge Kjartan's death on Bolli. They are aided by their grandmother Melkorka's other son Lambi Thorbjornsson, and Helgi Hardbeinsson, a soldier; the Olafsson brothers ambush Bolli. They find him in a shieling, a small house in a pasture where a shepherd lives in the summer, and kill him. After killing Bolli, the soldier and Olafsson ally, Helgi Hardbeinsson, finds Gudrun, who is with child; he takes his...

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