Crispin's 'The Cross Of Lead'

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The Saint for Crispin If you ever read Crispin The Cross of Lead by AVI you heard how the saint Crispin looks up to is St.Giles but why him? For a quick history St.Giles was born in 650 and died in 710 but what made him famous was protecting a deer from the king 's hunters. Now let get back to Crispin, but one reason St.Giles is the best saint for Crispin is how he protected the deer and how Crispin wants to be the deer. Another reason is the patron 's St.Giles represents and how the describe Crispin. One last reason St.Giles is the best saint for Crispin is Crispin was born on his feast day. For the first reason is Crispin wants to be the deer St.Giles protected. You figure this out when Crispin says “I wished to be the deer that he protected.”(Avi 33) The reason Crispin wants to be the deer is because St.Giles protected it from the king 's hunters. Later in the story Crispin is getting chased by the Furnivilles knights; even though it 's not kings hunters they are still knights. So there 's one reason down and it is Crispin wants to be the deer that St.Giles protected from the king 's hunters and ironically Crispin is…show more content…
Finally the last point is that Crispin was born on St.Giles feast day. Crispin even says “That life of mine began on the Feast of St.Giles.” Now this is one of the biggest reasons of St.Giles being the best saint for Crispin because it’s another way to show how the patrons describes Crispin so well. It also makes the reader wonder and want to search up St.Giles and that make the reader get an idea of Crispin’s personality early on in the book. That’s why St.Giles is the best saint to represent Crispin. One reason he wants to be the deer getting protected by hunters, but in his case knights. The patrons of St.Giles describes Crispin and what happens to him really well. The icing on the cake is Crispin being born on St.Giles feast day. Now you know why Avi chose St.Giles to be the saint

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