One of the most famous novels of the Scottish writer is an adventure novel "Ivanhoe", in which W. Scott covers the events that took place with the participation of King Richard the Lionheart in the crusade. On the pages of the novel talented writer shows all layers of the Middle Ages in England: and Saxon nobility and knights, clergy, peasants and yeomen and robbers, and the rich Jew Isaac and his daughter Rebecca, and the king Richard the Lionheart. Yet the writer prefers the characters from the common people, because he understands that there would be no marches, and no noble deeds the main heroes of the novel, if there was no support of their subordinates, their comrades-in-arms.
Early medieval era depicted in the novel in all its severity. Locks nobility turned into robbers’ camp, the Inquisition was raging, and the peasants were deprived of civil rights, and brought to the edge of their misery. From the first pages of the novel Walter Scott emphasizes the contrast between the natural beauty of England at that time and the living conditions of ordinary people. Consequently, this exciting adventure novel helps to learn many interesting historical facts about the ancient British, to understand and feel the history. The writer argues the idea that there is a need to unite the country, subjecting it to a strong and fair king.
In the novel "Ivanhoe" versatile and clearly shows the images of brave and noble knights - Ivanhoe and Richard the Lionheart. And the king, and his companion are valiant warriors with burning hearts that are always ready to get in the way of injustice, irrespective of the person with whom there was a misfortune - a rich or poor, noble or infamous slave. The image of Richard the Lionheart in the image of Scott, of course, idealized. Black Knight, as it is called associates, led the storming of the castle Fron de Bef. His combat experience and courage admiration and respect from everyone who was watching him at this time are the most significant features of the character. It was his orders to make the construction of the crossing, through which soldiers trenched and took possession of the fortress. Richard himself took off on his hands Ivanhoe from the castle covered with fire, then save Cedric and Rowena; he resolved the quarrel between Ivanhoe and his father. Richard the Lionheart had such qualities as vitality, cheerfulness, loyalty in friendship and generosity.
One of the most famous novels of the Scottish writer is an adventure novel "Ivanhoe", in which W. Scott covers the events that took place with the participation of King Richard the Lionheart in the crusade.