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In Ivanhoe there are many conflicts between men and in what way England should be ruled in Norman or Saxon and with religion such as conflict between Jews and Christianity The conflicts that some of the characters were faced with later affected them either in favorable ways towards the or in harsh lessons that needed to be learned Ivanhoe stood up for his beliefs against his father Cedric Although that was honorable his decision to go against his fathers ideas and beliefs could have cost him his life and his romance with Rowena Cedric was dedicated to Saxon rule so much that he disowned Ivanhoe because he believed in Norman rule Ivanhoe believed that Norman rule in England should stay whereas his father wished to have Saxon rule dominating England Ivanhoe who wanted to accept Norman Rule was in sharp contrast to his father who stubbornly clung to his hope for a new Saxon line to the throne This difference of beliefs between Cedric and Ivanhoe caused an immense amount of animosity between them The feud between the Normans and Saxons caused inhumane treating towards the Saxons from the Normans but more importantly the mistreating of Ivanhoe from Cedric This animosity continued into their personal relationship and to the relationships affected by these two men Ivanhoe loved Rowena but his father already had political plans to marry Rowena to a descendent of a long-dead Saxon king Cedric hoped that the union would reawaken the Saxon royal line Ivanhoe rooting for Norman rule made the fact that he wanted to marry Rowena even worse Due to all these conflicts Ivanhoe comes back to town disguised as the disinherited Knight and the Palmer He joins the battle of Ashby and wins and crowns Rowena as queen of love and beauty On the day of the tournament of Ashby a Jewish maiden named Rebecca tends to Ivanhoe after he gets wounded while she is tending to him
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