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Throughout the play Becket the main character Beckets heritage had never-ending battles between the Normans and his kind the Saxons In England Saxons were not trusted or accepted by English people If you were a Saxon it was hard for you to get around without any difficulty Becket ended up becoming the Kings friend People were wondering what the king was doing with a Saxon in his chambers As far as Becket was concerned he had no control over the kings decision All he knew was that he was the kings servant In this quote Becket seems to dealing with an inner struggle He is a Saxon working for the King in a high rank job My prince If you were my true prince if you were one of my race how simple everything would be How tenderly I would love you my prince in an ordered world Each of us bound in fealty to the order head heart and limbs with no further questions to ask of oneself ever Page 36 In the second act the Barons just down talk Becket The Normans believe that Becket is nothing more than a regular Saxon 2nd Baron-Why couldnt you say so them That wed have understood Youre entitled not like him I dont like him either come to that To begin with hes Saxon 1st Baron-To begin with 3rd Baron-One thing you cant say though You cant say he isnt a fighter Yesterday when the king was in the thick of it after his squire was killed cut his way right through the French and he seized the Kings banner and drew the enemy off and onto himself 1st Baron- All right Hes a good fighter 3rd Baron- Isnt he a good fighter 2nd Baron-Yes But hes a Saxon In the scene the Barons are questioning the capability of Becket because he is a Saxon
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