Le Cid - Act 2, Scenes 3, 4 and 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scenes 3, 4 and 5 Summary

Scene 3 - The Infanta comforts Chimene, who is upset that her hopes for happiness have been so quickly destroyed. The Infanta says the King is trying to make peace between Gomez and Diego, adding that once Chimene and Roderick are married the quarrel between their fathers will be forgotten. Chimene says she hopes, but does not believe, that that will happen. Infanta says that because Roderick loves Chimene so much, all she has to do is tell him to be merciful to her father and everything will be fine. Chimene says she can't do that because if she does, Roderick's honor will be destroyed. The Infanta offers to use her authority as princess to imprison Roderick until the danger of a duel is past. Chimene gratefully agrees to the plan.

Scene 4 - The Infanta summons a messenger and tells him to bring Roderick...

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