The Poem of the Cid: Dual Language Edition - First Cantar: Sections 1-18 Summary & Analysis

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First Cantar: Sections 1-18 Summary

In the first section the Cid cries as he looks upon an empty and unlocked room or building. Although his cares weigh him down, the Cid still takes time to give thanks to God for the plans that his enemies have developed against him. This seems strange, but it is supposed to be taken as evidence of his extreme religious devotion. In the second section a group traveling with the Cid leaves the village of Vivar and enters Burgos. Cid tells his friend, Álvar Fáñez, to be happy even though they are banished from that area. As the Cid and his company of sixty knights passes through the town of Burgos, the inhabitants cry as they watch him leave. Section four notes that although the people of the village would have offered the Cid and his...

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