El Cid is an epic tale that twlls of legendary warriors and kings. It was written about the year eleven hundred and has unknown author. The story centers on Ruy Diaz, more commonly known as El Cid. El Cid losses his king's respect and admiration. Exactly why El Cid lost the king's favor is nor known, but his heroic struggle to regain it is well documented.
He overcame the great odd placed against him and became an excellent vassa. El Cid is a perfect medieval vassal because he follows his faith, is a great leader, and shows homage to his king.El Cid devotes his entire life to following what he feels are God's wishes. The most notable occasion where El Cid shows his devotion to his faith is in the first verse. As El Cid is being exiled he said, "I give Thee thanks, O God, our father in heaven. My wicked enemies have contrived this plot against me." This shows even in his lowest moment he still thanks Gos for all he has given him.
El Cid shows the deepness of his faith before going into battle He always asks God to be with him, and after he and his men win each battle El Cid always thanks God for letting it happen. He believes God let it happen, he never thought it is him.Ruy Diaz is an extrodinary leader. He is always fearless before going into battl; he does not even consider that he might not be victorious.
When El Cid is badly outnumbered his tactics and battle plans always cause him to come out hte clear victor. An exampe where El Cid shows his supperior tactics is in page 53, verse 27. El Cid was encamped in front of Alcocer for fifteen weeks. El Cid realizes that Alcocer was not going to give up without a fight so he devises a plan. He tricks the people of Alcocer to come out.
El Cid began picking up parts of his camp and leaving as if he was out of reserves. The people of Alcocder fall for this trick, and they think El Cid would lose badly in battle. The people of Alcocer fall for this trick and leave thinking about all the treasures that they were going to win.
However, once the people of Alcocer are a good distance from the city El Cid attacks easily defeating them. This is only one example where El Cid shows his superior leadership ability.On major aspect of being a leader, that is usually overlooked,.