The Romance of the Rose - Lines 4277-4432 Summary & Analysis

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Lines 4277-4432 Summary

Jealousy builds a round tower and imprisons Bialacoil inside, making him do penance. An old hag (the Vekke) is made to keep watch over Bialacoil continually. The narrator continues to mourn his bad luck and the loss of Bialacoil, pleading with Bialacoil to remain true in heart and favourable towards him.

Lines 4277-4432 Analysis

This section was the final one written by Guillaume De Lorris, and his original work finishes at the end of this section.

This part introduces another character: the Vekke. Oddly, this character is not a personification of an abstract concept. This old woman does not merely represent but actually is the beloved's chaperone, sent by her family (Jealousy) to ensure her good behavior, if the younger woman's own "daunger" and sexual morals are not enough to guard her. The Vekke is another stock character of courtly love...

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