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The Faerie Queene - Study Guide Book 3, Canto 11 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Canto 11 Summary

Britomart and Satyrane find Ollyphant, Argante's brother, and pursue the giant. The giant eludes them, but they are separated in the chase. Britomart finds a knight lying on the ground before a castle surrounded in flames. He is Sir Scudamore, and he is very unhappy because Busirane, and evil magician, has stolen his love Amoret away, and is tying to force her to become his love. Britomart uses her shield to pass through the flames, but Scudamore cannot pass. Britomart passes through two chambers which extol the powers of Cupid. The first chamber advises "be bold," but the second states, "be not too bold." Britomart continues through the seemingly deserted castle.

Book 3, Canto 11 Analysis

Britomart is able to pass through the fire around Busirane's castle due to her shield, literally, her "shield of faith." Scudamore is not a virtuous...

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