The Song of Roland - Part 14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 14 Summary

Stanza 152 - While Roland remains unconscious, the remaining French except for Turpin and Gautier (from Stanza 65) have been killed. Gautier calls out for Roland, who regains consciousness, hears him and rushes to his aid.

Stanza 153 - As he rushes to Gautier's side, Roland kills twenty more Saracens. Gautier and Turpin each kill several more. The Saracens comment on how fierce the French are and charge towards them.

Stanza 154 - Roland, Gautier and Turpin fight against an overwhelming assault from the Saracens. Gautier is killed almost instantly, and Turpin is mortally wounded.

Stanza 155 - Turpin, wounded by spears thrust into him, seeks out Roland and vows to continue to fight. He draws his sword and slays four hundred more Saracens. Narration comments that Turpin's triumphs were recorded by one of Charles' soldiers, and left in a French church as proof of Turpin's righteous deeds.

Stanza 156 - Roland continues...

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