The Song of Roland - Part 22 Summary & Analysis

Anonymous
This Study Guide consists of approximately 86 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Song of Roland.
This section contains 453 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Song of Roland Study Guide

Part 22 Summary

Stanza 267 - The morning after the surrender of Saragossa, Charles departs, leaving a thousand of his knights in control of the city. He carries Bramimonde with her, with narration commenting that she resists him but that he desires only to do her good. On the trip home, Charles leaves Roland's horn in Bordeaux where religious pilgrims can visit it. He provides ornate coffins for the bodies of Roland, Oliver and Turpin, leaving them in another town. Finally, he arrives home, summons his court, and begins Ganelon's trial.

Stanza 268, 269 - Charles is greeted by Alda, who can be remembered from Stanza 130 as Oliver's sister and betrothed of Roland. She asks where Roland is, and Charles, overcome with grief, tells her Roland is dead. He offers her his son Louis, who will be king following Charles' death. Alda says she has no reason to live now Roland is no...

(read more from the Part 22 Summary)

This section contains 453 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Song of Roland Study Guide
Copyrights
Epics for Students
The Song of Roland from Epics for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook