Ivanhoe

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In the book Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, a knight named Ivanhoe devotes his life to keeping to the codes of chivalry. The general setting is in England, where the way of life is medieval. Respect and loyalty are two of the character traits that Ivanhoe has. These are two very important traits because without them, what kind of person would he be? For example, in the beginning of the book Ivanhoe is known as the Disinherited Knight because his father, Cedric of Saxon, disinherits him; however, even though he is abandoned, he still respects his father and is loyal to him. His respect is shown in the book when the castle burns and his father is very disrespectful toward his Continue...


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Romantic & Victorian Era Poetry
behind even the continuing popularity of the Robin Hood legend, and of its medieval setting, we may suggest that the source of Richard's popularity is Ivanhoe. (7793 31 )

Richard the Lion Hearted Richard Plantagenet, who reigned from
the screen at the head of his crusading knights, arriving just in time to save the day for Robin Hood and his Merry Men, or alternately for Ivanhoe and Jessica (8892 36 )

Popularity of Richard the Lion Hearted Richard Plantagenet, who
head of his knights, returning from the Crusade, arriving just in time to save the day for Robin Hood and his Merry Men, or alternately for Ivanhoe and Jessica (6968 28 )

End of the Crusades
Although Richard the Lionheart is most familiar in the West today for his role in Ivanhoe and in the Robin Hood legend, Saladin has remained in the popular (3079 12 )

Cultural & Literary Portraits of Jewish Women
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Cultural & Literary Portraits of Jewish Women
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