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Main Characters Charlemagne- the Christian Frank king who is notably an ally to the Pope and great Conqueror He was also known as Charles the Great Roland- The hero of The Song of Roland Not much is known from him in a historical standpoint Rolands tragic flaw is pride Oliver- Rolands best friend and advisor Oliver is very brave and noble He attempts to urge Roland to blow his Oliphant to reach the Franks Plot Summary Charlemagnes army led by Roland is fighting the Muslims Marsilla The Muslim king is scared of Charlemagnes army and offers to convert to Christianity and give Charlemagne a treasure if he leaves Charlemagne who does not want to fight anymore greatly accepts the Kings offer Roland Helps to negotiate the deal and nominates Ganelon to stay behind and deal with Marsilla Ganelon and Roland do not see eye to eye and Ganelon sees that Roland is doing this just to be mean As revenge Ganelon tell the Muslims where to attack Roland as he the caboose of the Army pass through the mountains back into France As Ganelon plans goes along Rolands rear guard is ambushed and greatly outnumbered Oliver Rolands best friend and advisor advises Roland to sound his Oliphant to call the rest of Charlemagnes army to the rescue Roland refuses to make this call for help His army is getting defeated very quickly because of their lack of numbers Near the end of the battle Roland decides to blow his horn even though it is too late for Charlemagne to save them He blows the horn so that Charlemagnes can avenge this attack Roland blows so hard that he busts open his temple When the franks arrive they find the whole attacked army dead but they chase after the Muslims They chase them all the way to the River Ebro where they all drown At the same time the emir of Babylon Baligant arrives in Spain
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