Study Guide

The Faerie Queene - Book 4, Canto 7 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 140 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Faerie Queene.
This section contains 279 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Faerie Queene Study Guide

Book 4, Canto 7 Summary

The story winds back to Amoret, who was captured by a hideous beast while Britomart was sleeping. The beast, called the Hairy Carl, brings her back to his cave where she meets another woman Aemylia (who was carried off when meeting her lover for a tryst in the woods) and finds out that he rapes and devours his women. When the Carl comes for her, Amoret runs out of the cave, the beast in hot pursuit. Luckily, she is spotted by Belphoebe and Timias (who has followed her since she healed him) and rescued. Timias fights with the Carl, and accidentally wounds Amoret, whom the Carl uses as a shield. Then Belphoebe comes on the scene and the Carl flees. Belphoebe hits him with an arrow in the throat as he runs away. She returns to find Timias leaning over Amoret (trying to revive her...

(read more from the Book 4, Canto 7 Summary)

This section contains 279 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Faerie Queene Study Guide
Copyrights
Epics for Students
The Faerie Queene from Epics for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.