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
I never understood who was who or who was in love with whom. Austrians imprisoned his stepfather, King Richard the Lion Heart, on his way back from the crusades. When his father disowns Ivanhoe, King Richard steps in and adopts him. Because of his bravery England is saved. He is also very brave when he fights for his Saxon image. An example of this is when Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert dies for Rebecca. When the King is captured, Ivanhoe has loyalty and sets his eye on freeing him. His fear of disgrace helps lead him on. Ivanhoe is not only loyal to his real father but to King Richard the Lion Heart as well. During a battle, Brian de Bois-Guilbert takes Rebecca to Temple stone, the home of the Templars. He is also showing a fear of disgrace. Ivanhoe demonstrates bravery when he fights Brian to repay Rebecca for her care when he is hurt.