Honor Roles In Medieval Society Essay examples
The Cid was an ideal Lord. He was generous to his followers, showed them respect, and took acceptance of their council. He was loyal almost to a fault. He brought honor to himself by giving honor to his Lord, King Alfonso. Alfonso who was the opposite of the Cid, he did not know how to let his vassals bring him honor. The King often believed the enemies of the Cid …show more content…
It seemed to me that honor also could be brought to a family through marriages. If married into wealth or respected persons honor could be given to both families. On page 121 the Infantes of Carrion showed respect and honor towards the Cid and his family by addressing the king for the Cid’s daughters hands in marriage. The Cid agreed because the king thought highly of the idea. Therefore they were wed.
Dishonor may be brought upon a man if he fails to protect his women. This is what the Infantes of Carrion thought would be brought to the Cid if they beat his daughters. These cowards failed to see that dishonor should only have been brought to them because responsibility passes and lies with the husband. Other ways to dishonor oneself would be to be exiled as the Cid was earlier, too lose in battle or to betray your lord. All of these things would lose