Le Cid - Act 3, Scenes 1, 2, 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scenes 1, 2, 3 and 4 Summary

Scene 1 - Roderick comes to Chimene's home, and reveals to Elvire that he's come to accept the judgment from Chimene the he feels he deserves. As he protests that he deserves to die, Elvire struggles to convince him that Chimene is too upset to see him. She also says if anyone sees him they'll ruin Chimene's honor by saying she gave refuge to her father's killer. She then sees Chimene coming, and goes into hiding with Roderick.

Scene 2 - Chimene and Sancho come in, with Sancho reassuring Chimene that her grief is just and saying if she needs someone to avenge her father's death on her behalf, he'd be willing to do so. She reminds him the King has promised to dispense justice, but Sancho says that kind of justice moves slowly and she deserves justice now. Chimene says she'll keep his offer...

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