The Song of Roland - Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 5 Summary

Stanza 28 - Ganelon encounters Blancandrin and the other envoys from Marsile. Blancandrin comments on how eager Charles always seems to conquer more land, and Ganelon diplomatically comments that Charles always keeps his purposes to himself.

Stanza 29 - Blancandrin speaks flatteringly of Charles' people, but then suggests that his courtiers give him wrong advice and that Charles is wearing himself out trying to control so much territory. Ganelon suggests that only Roland is guilty of giving bad advice, telling how Roland returned from conquest, gave Charles an apple, and described it as the crowns of all the kings he conquered. He describes Roland as being arrogant and proud, and suggests that if he were killed there'd be an end to war and conflict.

Stanza 30 - Blancandrin agrees that Roland is evil, and Ganelon comments that Charles' people are devotedly loyal to him, because he constantly rewards them with...

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