Ivanhoe Essay 1.docx - In Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott there seems to be a consistent theme of the pain of love The main character of this story Sir

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In Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, there seems to be a consistent theme of the pain of love. The main character of this story, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, has been in love with one woman, Lady Rowena, for years. There are many rumors of Ivanhoe being a dead traitor. It is only natural when Rowena discovers Ivanhoe is alive, that she knows he is a good person. She knows that he was not a traitor. When the two of them are united once more, after a long period of separation, Ivanhoe discovers that she is betrothed to Cedric, whom she does not truly love. She is only marrying him out of duty to her people. Although Ivanhoe and Rowena love each other deeply, they have come to terms with the fact that they can not be together. This makes things confusing when Ivanhoe meets Rebecca. Rebecca quickly falls in love with Ivanhoe, but she recognizes that since she is Jewish, she cannot marry Ivanhoe. It appears as if Ivanhoe has some feelings for her as well, but he still acknowledges the fact that he is in love with Lady Rowena. Later on,

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