The Poem Of The Cid Analysis

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Every individual that has reached the age of maturity to use critical and analytical thought, has based what they know and believe on their own experiences in the real world. Perception of a given situation can drastically change from person to person, resulting in changes in what is thought to be knowledge, or belief. Over the span of an individual’s life, an interconnected web is built out of one’s beliefs, what they perceive as knowledge, and what they believe is true. Emotion has an impact on perception of a given situation. It can alter the way a person thinks about an event or idea, generating changes in the foundations of belief, and consequently changing the foundations of what that person perceives as knowledge. Emotion has a direct …show more content…
In The Poem of the Cid, the Cid is exiled from the territory ruled by King Alfonso. Even though the Cid is not allowed in any part of the land controlled by his former king, he is persistent in continuing to do work in his name. The Cid’s feelings of loyalty and honor bind him to work for the good of King Alfonso in his struggles with the Moors. Going city to city, the Cid thanks God for his good fortunes and all of the booty he commandeers in the process. After winning great battles the Cid sends back gifts to King Alfonso to show he is still a loyal subject of his. “To King Alfonso, whose wrath I have incurred, I wish to send as a gift, thirty horses with their saddles, fully harnessed, and each with a sword hanging from the saddle-bow.” In giving these gifts to his king, the Cid shows that he still feels strongly connected to King Alfonso, despite the fact that he was banished. The Cid feels bound by honor and loyalty to show his affection to the king with these gifts from his battles. He perceives that although he has been banished, King Alfonso is still, by right, his king. He believes that with these gifts he may gain favor with the king. As The Poem of the Cid continues, the Cid persists with relentless humility towards his king. Feelings of honor and loyalty to the king oblige the Cid to remain …show more content…
When growing up, and still to this day, my father often said the line, “You will understand when you have children of your own.”. This usually came out when I would ask to do dangerous, sketchy, or otherwise unsafe activities. As it stands now, I have no experience as a father, or in fact in a great deal of other situations and roles. I believe that people can only learn through making mistakes and living in a moment to full grasp the entirety of life lessons. The perspective of a nineteen-year-old college student differs vastly from that of my fifty-nine-year-old father. While I believe age and experience plays a role in the affair, I think that the main difference is the love a parent has for their child. On countless occasions it is said that a person’s entire world changes when they have a family, because it is no longer based of one person’s life, but on supporting, nurturing, and raising another human being. The love a parent has for their child modifies that in which the parent believes as core values. I believe that, in general, more emphasis gets placed on protection, respect, and moral values once a parent takes on the responsibility of raising their kids. Love changes the perspective a newfound parent has on what is important in life. This change in perspective directly alters the beliefs someone has in regards to what is best for their child. From education, diet, and general parenting, the stance a parent has when

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