The Romance of the Rose - Study Guide Lines 2951-3079 Summary & Analysis

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Lines 2951-3079 Summary

The narrator approaches the rose bed and is greeted by a young squire named Bialacoil, who takes him through the hedges. Bialacoil warns him about the guardians of the roses: the giant Daunger, Wikked-Tunge, and Shame. Shame has been sent as keeper of the roses by Reason and Chastity to guard the roses from the attacks of Venus. Bialacoil shows the narrator the roses and gives him a leaf that grew near the Rose.

Lines 2951-3079 Analysis

Here, the didactic section ends and the allegory begins again. Allegorically, the young man approaches the lady he has fallen in love with and she is friendly towards him. However, he realizes that he will not be able to win her love, as several aspects of her personality (her "daunger," her desire to keep a good reputation, and her natural modesty about sexual matters.) However, she gives him...

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