The Song of Roland - Part 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 10 Summary

Stanza 91 - Roland rides his charger to the front of his army, followed by Oliver as all the French cheer their leaders. He urges his deputies to remain calm, commenting that the Saracens are approaching looking for martyrdom and promising them greater victory than has ever been won before. At that moment, the battle begins.

Stanza 92 - Oliver says he has no desire to hear any more words, reminding Roland that he was too proud to call for help. He then urges the French to be brave, stand their ground, and remember Charles. Narration describes them as fiercely riding into battle, and the Saracens as standing firm.

Stanza 93 - Marsile's nephew is now given a name, Aelroth. He tauntingly tells the French they've been abandoned and betrayed, comments that inspire Roland to such rage that he charges forward and skewers Aelroth on his lance. Roland shouts that...

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