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Roland gives the French a rallying speech and the Archbishop Turpin gives a sermon and blessing. They fall to battle. But the French lose many also, and storms meanwhile in France herald the coming death of Roland as if it were the Apocalypse.
Roland, Oliver, and Archbishop Turpin are the most valiant heroes. When only sixty Christians are left, Roland wants to blow his olifant horn at last for Charlemagne to return, but Oliver is against it, and angry at Roland for not having done it when it could have done some good.
Turpin urges Roland to indeed blow it, and he does. He blows the horn so hard that blood vessels in his head burst, and his ears bleed. Charlemagne hears it, has Ganelon arrested, and rides back at full speed. Marganice strikes Oliver mortally from behind. Before dying, Oliver takes his own revenge and then reconciles with Roland.
Upon reviving, only he, Archbishop Turpin, and Walter Hum are left alive of the French, and the last is mortally wounded. They fight on together courageously. Finally four hundred warriors descend on Roland but cannot prevail, and the horns of Charlemagne can now be heard. Roland helps the wounded Turpin and gathers the bodies of the nobles to lie in one place.
Eventually Turpin dies, and Roland, mostly from his own horn-blowing, feels he is close to death as well. Worried that the sword Durendal will fall into pagan hands when he dies, he tries to break it, but cannot. He lies beneath a pine, faces Spain as a conqueror, confesses his sins and faith, and dies. He surrenders his life to God as a knight surrenders a fief, with the handing of a glove. Charlemagne arrives to see his army slaughtered and the Saracens in flight. He pursues, and with the help of God who stills the sun while they ride, they catch up to and rout the pagans, most of whom drown in a river.
The French then sleep. He dreams of two conflicts yet to come, in imagery of beasts. He sends word to Baligant of Babylon, Emir and king of all Paynims, for aid.
This Eastern horde sails by magical lights carbuncles and lands in Spain. Baligant sends for Marsilion, wishes him to pledge his fealty to him and opposition to Christianity; and pledges to seek out Charlemagne and defeat him. Marsilion is near death from his wounds, so Baligant rides to him at Saragossa, where Marsilion pledges his fealty to Baligant. The Arabs then ride towards Charlemagne at Roncevaux.
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Meanwhile Charlemagne has found Roland dead and mourns aloud piteously, wishing for his own death and worrying for the safety of the realm. They bury the dead and prepare to return home with the bodies of the nobles. Charlemagne rouses the men to arms and they form columns of thousand men, by nation of origin, each under a great warrior. Ten columns are formed, totaling around thousand men. Charlemagne prays for aid, and they array themselves. His son Malpramis is given the honor of meeting the first two columns of the French.
I had to find another article to explain the meaning of one passage describing a knights impressive physical traits and ending with "he had a large crotch".
Apparently this is meant to signify the length of his thighs, and not anything particularly sexual. I guess long thighs just made you a bad dude back then which does make sense if the primary war skill is equestrianism.
The bumbling, mustache-twirling Muslims set a standard for unsophisticated villains to come, appealing to the lowest common denominator. This is hardly surprising, since the work was performed for the public by singing jongleurs. Like the Passion Plays, the work was half entertainment, half political propaganda meant to stir up discontent in the illiterate, uneducated man.
In fact, the original battle described, in which Roland made his final stand, did not involve any Muslims at all--it was between Charlemagne's Christian French and Spanish Basques whose lands they were invading, who were also Christians. The whole anti-Muslim angle was tacked on later, just to rile people up. There are some passages where Muslims are described as mighty, attractive, and clever, but these passages do not exactly typify their portrayal in the work. Between the maniacal villains and the high death counts, this book clearly makes up a prototype for action movies to come, complete with the pithy lines delivered by the heroes to fresh corpses.
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In that sense, it's not hard to imagine the popularity of Roland, who was the John McClane of his time. Si l'orrat Carles, si returnerat l'ost. Says Oliver"The pagans are in force, While of our Franks it seems there are too few. Therefore, companion Roland, sound your horn!
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King Charles will hear, the army will turn back. For I would lose renown throughout sweet France. Heroic Roland and wise Oliver. A man should suffer greatly for his lord, Endure both biting cold and sweltering heat And sacrifice for him both flesh and blood.
For courage mixed with prudence is not foolish, And moderation betters recklessness. Rollant ad mis l'olifan a sa buche, Empeint le ben, par grant vertut le sunet. The hills are high; the horn's voice loud and long; They hear it echoing full thirty leagues. King Charles and his companions hear it sound.