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The Faerie Queene Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 6, Canto 10 Summary

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Book 6, Canto 10 Summary

Calidore stumbles onto Colin Clout's finest performance yet, and by his mere presence effectively destroys the scene. The rivalry between Calidore and Coridon is settled when the latter flees from a tiger that attacks Pastorella and the former defends his lady love. The Canto concludes with brigands raiding the pastoral paradise while Calidore (the only one who can really fight) is out hunting. All are captured and held for ransom in a cave.

Book 6, Canto 10 Analysis

Again, Calidore has stumbled onto something and soon after it ceases to exist. He isn't exactly destroying the Bower of Bliss, but he comes fairly close. In this Canto, "on the cosmological level, it authorizes the Neoplatonic image of the emanation and return of love that we see in the Dance of the Graces, where the natural and corporeal realm is infused with spirit and raised through art...

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