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The Faerie Queene - Book 6, Canto 1 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6, Canto 1 Summary

Calidore is searching for the Blatant Beast, or Scandal. He meets Artegall and the two recount their adventures. Later, Calidore encounters Maleffort (Briana's seneschal who shaves and shears knights and ladies to provide the raw material required by Crudor's matrimonial clause) and beheads him. He confronts Briana, who calls on Crudor to avenge her, but the valiant champion of Courtesy teaches both lady and knight the meaning of True Courtesy and converts them to faithful (and married) devotees.

Book 6, Canto 1 Analysis

Here, Calidore has his first brush with "discourtesy," if this couple's actions can be so simply labeled, and sets things right. Briana and Crudor have erred against courtesy, which would demand that the lady set the quest for her knight (remember the Squire of Dames?), and have been breaking the laws of hospitality as well.

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