Le Cid - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Diego appears, speaking in soliloquy about how there's no such thing as perfect happiness, referring to how the man who insulted him has been killed but how he's no longer able to see Roderick, whom he says acted so bravely in avenging the insult. He also refers to imagining that he sees Gomez' ghost, to believing that Gomez' friends are pursuing him, and to his fear that he's losing his mind.

Roderick appears, and for a moment Diego believes he has lost his mind, but soon realizes that Roderick is fully real. He speaks proudly of what Roderick has done, saying that with his first sword thrust Roderick has equaled the achievements of Diego's entire lifetime. Roderick says he's glad Diego's proud of him, but feels remorse for having driven Chimene away. Diego tells him to stop worrying, saying honor is more important than love...

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