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The Faerie Queene Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Canto 5 Summary

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Book 2, Canto 5 Summary

Pyrochles arrives and is unreasonably angry at Guyon for binding Occasion and Furor; thus depriving him of a good fight. He tries to fight Guyon, but his rash, anger-fueled method of fighting is easily defended and Guyon subdues him. Pyrochles wishes to release the Occasion and Furor, and Guyon agrees. As soon as she is released, Occasion urges her son to attack Pyrochles. The Palmer tells Guyon to stay out of the fight, since Pyrochles did release his own enemies and cause his own downfall. Guyon and the Palmer leave Pyrochles to his fate. Atin, seeing his master in dire peril, leaves to find Cymochles, his master's brother, to avenge Pyrochles' death against Guyon, the knight who abandoned him to his fate. Cymochles is found at the Bower of Bliss where he is hanging out with his mistress, the enchantress Acrasia (that Guyon is seeking...

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