Read Soldados de Salamina and please answer the following questions providing a paragraph per question and 4 quotes from the reading, one for each question.
Lastly, please reference which page the quote was taken from.
1. Why did Spain suffer a civil war? What were the two parties facing each other in the war? How did they differ?
2. What are the salient themes in Soldiers of Salamis? Where do you see them
3. Soldados de Salamina is one of the most important bestsellers in Spain in recent years. What are the features of the text that, in your opinion, makes it a text relevant to the contemporary reader?
4. In the novel, Who is Rafael Snchez Mazas? What is the importance of this character? Does he have any of the characteristics we’ve seen in the El Cid character? Which?