The Song of Roland
By: Hunter Clark, Ethan Sims, and Alex Terry
The 4 Elements
Hero's Quest- Roland must lead Charlemagne's army against the Saracens city of Saragossa which is under the rule of King Marsile.
Epic Conflict-The conflict is that Roland's step father, Ganelon planned with the assurances to ambush the rearguard because he fears that he will be murdered by the enemy.
Divine Intervention- Saints in the story take Roland to paradise after his death.
- The song of Roland has a serious tone throughout the poem. Example:
- The Song of Roland was supposed to be sung, as you can tell from the title.
- This epic poem was written during a stage of struggle during the Moslem (Muslim) invasion of Europe.