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The Faerie Queene - Book 4, Canto 5 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Canto 5 Summary

After the fighting, the men present their women in a Miss America like contest. Of course, the snowy Florimell wins, but is unable to wear the girdle of the true Florimell. The other women also try to wear it, but the only one who can get it in is Amoret. The snowy Florimell snatches the girdle back from Amoret and keeps it. As victor in the tournament, Britomart is entitled to the snowy Florimell, but politely declines. Cambell and Triamond also refuse the lady. Since the rest of the guys begin fighting over who gets her, they decide to let the lady decide. She chooses to go with Braggadochio, a man worthy of her deception. Meanwhile, Scudamore and Glauce spend a sleepless knight in the house of care. Scudamore can't stop thinking about Amoret's betrayal with Britomart (so he thinks).

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