Le Cid - Act 2, Scenes 6, 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scenes 6, 7 and 8 Summary

Scene 6 - The King, accompanied by Arias and Sancho, complains about Gomez' arrogance, saying he knows a way to teach him respect - imprisonment. As a messenger enters and waits in silence, Sancho suggests that Gomez be given time to calm down, saying it's difficult for someone with Gomez' combative spirit to submit to even the King's orders. The King thanks him for being honest, but says that because Sancho is young he doesn't understand the full implications of what Gomez has done. He explains that in dishonoring Diego, the prince's tutor, Gomez has dishonored the King's judgment, and therefore must be punished. He abruptly changes the subject, saying that several ships from an invading kingdom have been sighted. He and Arias discuss the reasons for the invasion, referring to the arrogance of the invaders. He says that announcing an actual invasion without...

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