"Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser
An analysis of the confrontations between the Redcrosse Knight and Despair including good vs. evil, suicide and temptation.
# 19241 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This essay is concerned with Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene. In particular, the Redcrosse Knight and his confrontation with Despair will be examined and analyzed. Several questions must be answered: (1) Why do good and evil exist? (2) How was Despair able to bring the Redcrosse Knight to the point of suicide? (3) Why do the arguments of Despair prove so effective with the Redcrosse Knight? (4) What was the Redcrosse Knight's psychological state at this time? and (5) What does this incident have to do with the Knight's previous episodes of temptation?

The Redcrosse Knight meets Despair in Book I, Canto IX, XX-LIV. Although this poem was written on several allegorical levels, the main interest here is the moral allegory.

Out of the initial adventures in Book I, a figure known as..."

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