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

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Act 4, Scenes 3, 4 and 5 Summary

Scene 3 - The King comes in with Diego, Roderick, Sancho and Arias, speaking extravagantly and proudly about Roderick's achievements. He refers to the way the two captured kings refer to Roderick as "Le Cid," saying that in their language "Le Cid" means "the king," and that from then on he will be known by that name at home as well. When he talks about how much he owes Roderick for saving the kingdom, Roderick protests that he really didn't do anything, that he only did his duty. The King says not everyone who "does his duty" does so with such distinction, and asks Roderick to recount the full story of his victory. Roderick apologizes for taking over the leadership of the defense without the King's permission, saying that because he believed he was going to...

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