Le Cid - Study Guide Act 5, Scenes 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 3 - The Infanta appears and speaks a soliloquy written in verse similar to that in Act 1 Scene 6 that refers to the tension between Roderick's noble acts and his relatively low birth, saying that not even a victory such as that won by Roderick is enough to make him good enough for her to marry him. She speaks about being torn between duty and love, and finally acknowledges that in spite of everything that's passed Roderick and Chimene are still in love, commenting on how love outlasts and transcends hate.

Scene 3 - Leonora comes in, suggesting that the time has come for the Infanta to find peace since, one way or another, Roderick will never be her lover - either he will die or be married to Chimene. The Infanta says that because she loves Roderick so much, she's still imagining ways that...

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