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Poem: The Song of Roland

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Why is Ganelon upset at the honor of being ambassador? What acts committed while he is ambassador are wrong, and how does he justify his actions?

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This solution examines a particular character in the poem, Ganelon. Why is he upset, what acts did he commit and how does he justify his own actions?

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Ganelon is Roland's stepfather, and a traitor. Ganelon has a deep resentment of Roland that is never completely explained in the poem. However, resentment, regardless of the source, is enough to ...

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