Le Cid - Act 2, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scenes 1 and 2 Summary

Scene 1 - Gomez speaks with Arias, a gentleman of the court, about what passed between him and Diego. Conversation reveals that the King is angry with Gomez, that Gomez believes his service as a warrior will cause the King to overlook what happened, that Arias believes Gomez' arrogance will get him into even more trouble, and that Gomez has no fear of the King's punishment. Finally Gomez says that even if he were reduced to poverty he could still live, but "life without honor [he] could not endure."

Scene 2 - As Arias leaves, Roderick comes in and challenges Gomez to a duel. Gomez angrily comments on Roderick's arrogance, saying that Roderick has never swung a sword in battle before. Roderick brags that even the trial swings of his sword are master strokes, adding that others might tremble in fear at the...

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