Song of Roland

Did evil triumph over good when Roland dies?

Do you think that because Roland dies before the end of the story that evil (Ganelon) is victorious over good (Roland, God, Charlemagne)? Why or why not? If God was really protecting Roland, why did he die?

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If the story had concluded after Roland blew on his trumpet thing and burst a blood vessel, one might wonder if God had totally forsaken him. The story, however, goes on with the "enemy" getting what they deserved. Ganelon's friend Pinabel dies in a duel by "divine intervention" and Ganelon is put to death for setting up Roland in the first place. So really God didn't just kill Roland off, God had a bigger picture in mind.