Ivanhoe: characterization of the image in the eponymous novel by Walter Scott
The novel by V. Scott "Ivanhoe" was written in 1819.Its action takes place in Scotland and takes the reader seven centuries ago to a special world of history and experiences. We are interested in the main character - Ivanhoe, which will be described in the article. But first, we briefly review the main events of this work.
The beginning of events in the novel
After the end of the Third Crusade, King Richard the Lionheart languishes in captivity. Prince John is treacherously taking his place on the throne. Ivanhoe, whose characterization interests us, is a staunch supporter of the legitimate king.
Caught up in bad weather, in the house of Cedric Sachs there are all the heroes of the novel. There are inquiries about the campaign in the name of faith.The templar knight tells that he lost only one knight in the tournament: his name is Ivanhoe. Everyone gasps - it is forbidden to mention this name in the house.
In the meantime, everyone is preparing for the tournament in Ashby, which is to be held the next day.
All the nobles came to Ashby to look at the prowess of the knights who returned from Palestine. A knight enters the arena who introduces himself as Disinherited. He does not open faces to anyone. After defeating everyone, he makes a circle in the arena and chooses Lady Rowena, the queen of beauty and love.
The second day of the tournament continues with squad fights. The knights of the knight of the Forfeited Legacy are broken. He fights alone with three opponents. He comes to the aid of a knight in black armor. Together they seek victory, and the black knight disappears. Prince John again appoints the winner of the mysterious knight. He again chooses the queen Lady Rowena, but, wounded, falls from his horse and then his face opens. Everyone will recognize Wilfred Aivengo, the characterization of which will follow.
The small detachment of Cedric Sachs, which includes Lady Rowena, the beautiful Jew Rebekah with her father and the wounded helpless protagonist, captures the detachment of Prince John and imprisons him in de Beuf's castle. Cedric subordinates Cedric rescue him from the castle. He, along with the Black Knight, captures the castle and frees the prisoners. This knight turns out to be King Richard and invites everyone to his place.
In the king's castle
A royal invitation is an order. According to Cedric, it is Athelstan - the legitimate king of England, and he should belong to Lady Rowena. But Athelstan himself, the native Saxon, swears in to King Richard, and everyone persuades Cedric to join the lovers in love with each other Rovan and his son Cedric. While Cedric hesitates, the knight-hero, emaciated by his wound, goes to certain death - to release Rebekah. She is held captive by the templar of Boisguillebert. At a duel, the knight of the order suddenly falls off his horse and dies. Our hero, after freeing Rebekah, returns. Cedric was persuaded to allow the marriage of Lady Rowena and his son. The wedding of Rowena and Ivanhoe takes place, the characteristics of which will be described later.
The novel "Ivanhoe"
After the success of the novel “Waverly”, which was published in 1814, the “eighth” of the historical genre will be “Ivanhoe”. The work "Ivanhoe", a characteristic of which is paradoxical and lies in the fact that it, having become a classic of historical adventure literature, today has migrated to children's libraries.The novel seems somewhat prolonged, the action develops slowly. But beautiful retreat,which show the panorama of life of the XII century and immerse in its atmosphere, in the entourage of knightly life, which is again in vogue: teenagers and adults make themselves knitted costumes and arrange elegant knight tournaments.
Knight Ivanhoe: characteristic
Wilfred Ivanhoe belongs to an ancient family. His father Sachs adheres to all the ancient customs and does not tolerate the Normans who captured the whole country in just one battle. He believes that his pupil, the beautiful lady Rowena, should intermarry with the face of the royal house of Saxons. Therefore, he has two reasons to deprive his son of the inheritance: he swore allegiance to the English king and dreams of marrying Lady Rovin.
Ivanhoe is handsome, young, strong and brave.He is fluent in all the martial arts, which allows him to defeat the experienced knight Boisguillebert at a tournament in Palestine and repeat it in his homeland.
The hero of the work is a patriot. He hates the Normans, who for more than a hundred years have cultivated in their homeland the bitterness and bitterness of the common people.
Ivanhoe - Monogamous. Having fallen in love with Rowen, he is delicate with the feelings of Rebekah and behaves like a knight - no more. And Lady Rovene, he gave his heart forever.He devotes his beloved to military exploits.
Wilfred is noble. He is a man of honor and justice. He helps Rebekah's father, the old Jew Isaac, save his fortune and life from the encroachments of the templar de Boisguillebert. He defends Rebekah at the trial.
Ivanhoe is progressive. He understands that the future of his country is unification. Therefore, he swears allegiance to the king and goes with him to the Third Crusade. The father for this deprived the son of the inheritance, and he placed on his shield an oak tree, which was torn out by the roots. Courage, generosity and love for the son’s home cause old Cedric to reconsider his political views and open his heart to his son.
The hero is a knight, which means that he is faithful to this word, protects the weak. Always, even at the risk of his life, true and fair Ivanhoe, whose characteristic is complete.
All qualities of Ivanhoe are relevant to our time. The question remains: "Is it easy to be a knight?".
Ivanhoe Characteristic Plan:
- The story of the creation of the novel "Ivanhoe".
- The origin of the hero.
- His portrait.
- Loyalty to King Richard.
- Attitude to positive and negative characters.
- Knightly qualities.
This concludes the review of the novel by V. Scott and his main character Ivanhoe.