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Ivanhoe Written by Sir Walter Scott Narrative Text Structure Characters:
Wilifred of Ivanhoe Maurice De Bracy King Richard “Black Knight” Prince
John Robin Hood “Locksley” Isaac of York, the Jew Cedric the Saxon Lady
Rebecca, daughter of Isaac of York Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert Lady
Rowena Reginald Front-de-Boeuf Wamba, the jester Sir Philip Malvoisin
Gurth, servant to Wilifred of Ivanhoe Templar Friar Tuck Location: England,
more specifically- “In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered
by the river Don there extended in ancient times a large forest covering the
greater parts of the pleasant town of Doncaster. The remains of this extensive
woods are still to be seen at the noble seats of Wentworth, of Wharncliffe
Park, and around Rotherham.” -Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott Time: A period of
time toward the end of the reign of Richard I, which lasted from 1157-1199
AD Protagonist: Robin Hood “Locksley” Goal: To defeat Prince John and
have him exiled or executed Antagonist: Prince John, Maurice De Bracy, and
Reginald Front-de-Boeuf Problem: De Bracy and Front-de-Boeuf capture
Cedric the Saxon and all the people traveling with him and the household of
Isaac the Jew, with whom was Wilifred of Ivanhoe Climax: When Locksley
announced that he was Robin Hood to King Richard Resolution: Richard is
restored to the throne and Prince John is given what he deserves Plot: There
is to be a jousting match and other such games sponsored by Prince John.
The “Disinherited Knight” enters the lists and does quite well. In the
marksman competition, an unknown yeoman, under the name of Locksley, is
declared the best after splitting the arrow of his opponent. During one of the
last games, all the competing knights are split into two different teams and will
have a competition much like a battle. In the competition, a knight, “Black
Knight” or “Sir Sluggard” fights well and earns the respect of Prince John,
who wishes to name him the winner. But when the competition is over, the
black knight is no where to be found, so Prince John grudgingly names the
“Disinherited Knight” the winner. When his helmet is removed, Cedric the
Saxon realizes that it is Ivanhoe, his son. Ivanhoe then falls down,
unconscious because of a wound received during the contest. Cedric wishes
to help his son, but after the crowd clears, Ivanhoe is not to be found
because Rebecca, a Jewess, has taken him with her and her father in her litter
so she can care for him. Cedric sets out to leave the games and along the
way meets up with the party of Isaac, the Jew, Rebecca’s father. Unknown
to Cedric, Ivanhoe is with the assembly. A small while later, the party is
attacked and taken captive by De Bracy and his men, who had been ordered
to do so by Reginald Front-de-Boeuf. They are taken to the castle of
Front-de-Boeuf and held there until Gurth, Wamba, Locksley, the good friar,
and some other woodsmen lay siege to the castle. The prisoners are
eventually rescued and safely get away from the burning castle. Later,
Locksley reveals that he is truly Robin Hood to the “Black Knight” who soon
announces that he is King Richard, Coer-de-Lion. Ivanhoe and Lady
Rowena marry after Ivanhoe has been blessed by King Richard. Ivanhoe
continued to rise in the services of King Richard and would have risen farther
if Richard had not unexpectedly died. Theme: Everything will usually work
out for those who deserve it. Sarah Guse English Literature Book Report
Ivanhoe Sir Walter Scott Opinion of Ivanhoe The book, Ivanhoe, was
written in 1820 by Sir Walter Scott and is under the category “romance”.
After reading, I felt that the book was more of a adventure/historical book,
even though it was romantic at the end. I enjoyed the surprise that Locksley
was Robin Hood, even though I suspected it was. When the Black Knight
was first mentioned, I was almost positive that he was King Richard, but still
enjoyed the part when he announced himself as King Richard. The story was
a bit hard to understand at some points, but I believe it was, overall, a good
book. The plot took many unexpected twists and turns throughout, but not so
many that it wasn’t understandable. The dialogue in Ivanhoe was interesting
to read because you could tell that it was actually written in the past, and not
just written to sound like it was in the past. Some words seemed to be
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