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El Cid is an epic tale that tells of legendary warriors and kings It was written about the year eleven hundred and has unkown author The story centers on Ruy Diaz more commonly known as El Cid El Cid losses his kings respect and admiration Exactly why El Cid lost the kings favor is nor known but his heroic struggle to regain it is well documented He overcame the great odd placed against him and became an excellent vassa El Cid is a perfect medieval vassal because he follows his faith is a great leader and shows homage to his king El Cid devotes his entire life to following what he feels are Gods wishes The most notable occasion where El Cid shows his devotion to his faith is in the first verse As El Cid is being exiled he said I give Thee thanks O God our father in heaven My wicked enemies have contrived this plot against me This shows even in his lowest moment he still thanks Gos for all he has given him El Cid shows the deepness of his faith before going into battle He always asks God to be with him and after he and his men win each battle El Cid always thanks God for letting it happen He believes God let it happen he never thought it is him Ruy Diaz is an extrodinary leader He is always fearless before going into battl he does not even consider that he might not be victorious When El Cid is badly outnumbered his tactics and battle plans always cause him to come out hte clear victor An exampe where El Cid shows his supperior tactics is in page 53 verse 27 El Cid was encamped in front of Alcocer for fifteen weeks El Cid realizes that Alcocer was not going to give up without a fight so he devises a plan He tricks the people of Alcocer to come
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