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The Faerie Queene - Study Guide Book 2, Canto 4 Summary & Analysis

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Guyon and the Palmer, still walking, come upon a madman, Furor, who is beating a young man at the urgings of an old hag, the Madman's mother, Occasion. Guyon breaks up the party, subduing Occasion (at the behest of the Palmer's advice) before calming Furor. The beaten young man, Phedon, tells Guyon his tragic tale. Phedon was to marry Claribell, but his best friend Philemon convinced Phedon that she was false. To prove his allegations, he had Phedon go to a place where he would see his fiancée with another man. In Much Ado About Nothing fashion, the friend Philemon disguises himself as a servant and ravishes Claribell's maid (who is dressed in Claribell's clothing) so that Phedon can see his "lady" being unfaithful. Enraged, Phedon kills Claribell. Then, upon finding out the truth from the distraught maid, he kills his best...

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