Le Cid - Act 5, Scenes 4, 5, 6 and 7 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scenes 4, 5, 6 and 7 Summary

Scene 4 - Chimene complains to Elvire that no matter what happens as the result of the duel between Roderick and Sancho, she'll be unhappy - either her father will be un-avenged or her lover will be dead. Elvire tells her that the opposite is true - whatever happens she can be happy that either her father has been avenged or her lover survives. Chimene says that either way, Roderick's honor will be stained with murderous blood, and cries out that there be no winner in the duel. They debate their respective points of view at length, with Elivire finally telling Chimene she's only making herself miserable, that she's making herself unworthy of both her lover and of happiness. Chimene tells her she fears being Sancho's wife more than she fears dishonor at her father being unavenged and so hopes that Roderick will win...

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