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

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Scene 1 - Once again, Chimene repeatedly asks Elvire to say again what she has previously said - that Roderick's leadership successfully and triumphantly repelled the invaders. Elvire refers to two invading kings that have been captured, to the way the people are rapturously receiving Roderick as he returns, and to Roderick's fear of appearing before the King. It can be understood at this point that he still fears punishment for killing Gomez. Chimene comments that her joy echoes that of the people and that her faith in Roderick's strength and courage echoes theirs, but then says that she still feels a great desire to take revenge on Roderick for killing her father.

Scene 2 - The Infanta comes in, offering sympathy for Chimene's grief over both her father and Roderick. Chimene urges her to be happy like everyone else, saying she's the only one...

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