El Cid, Rodrigo Diaz, is the national hero of Spain.
Rodrigo in some ways stands apart from other historic figures and leaders because of a style all his own. What are some of the actions taken by Rodrigo over the course of his dramatic career that distinguish him?
What did Rodrigo experience that we see as unexpected, and his decisions in certain situations, unique, unusual, and defining? — That is, we read this, and can conclude, ‘that’s El Cid. Only El Cid would handle it this way’ ?
And did Rodrigo’s choices, his way, show him to be wiser than others, or not? Explain.