The Romance of the Rose - Lines 5811-5876 Summary & Analysis

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Lines 5811-5876 Summary

Cupid's barons agree to assault the castle and draw up their battle plan, after explaining that Richesse has refused to help the narrator after his attempt to gain entrance to the castle by the way of To-moche-Yeving (Too Much Giving). False-Semblant and Abstinaunce will assault the gate held by Wikked-Tunge, while Curtesie and Largesse will approach the Vekke, Delyte. Wel-Helinge will assault Shame, while Hardinesse will assault Drede, and finally, Fraunchyse and Pite will attack Daunger. The barons then ask Cupid to call his mother Venus to help them as her help is essential.

Lines 5811-5876 Analysis

This battle-plan is a brief summary of how a courtly lover can overcome the barriers to winning a woman's heart.

The withdrawal of Richesse from the battle and her refusal to help the narrator to win the Rose may be slightly cynical or tongue...

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