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The Faerie Queene - Study Guide Book 5, Canto 6 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, Canto 6 Summary

Talus finds Britomart and tells her of Artegall's predicament. She is immediately jealous and angry at Artegall's plight. The two set off for Radigund's castle, but they meet an elderly gentleman on the way. Dolon is convinced that Britomart killed his son, Guizor, because she is traveling with Talus, but says nothing. In fact, Artegall killed Dolon's son before making his way toward Pollente (the guy with the taxed bridge). Guizor was working for Pollente at the time. Dolon invites Britomart to rest in his house and sets a trap for her. Britomart stays awake all night and avoids the trap, Dolon flees before Talus can exact justice for their betrayal, but his remaining two sons are killed by Britomart and Talus the next morning when they block the duo's exit.

Book 5, Canto 6 Analysis

Britomart's reaction to Artegall's capture makes her the most human character...

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