The Romance of the Rose - Lines 6800-7336 Summary & Analysis

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Lines 6800-7336 Summary

Fals-Semblance continues to describe himself, saying that although he is totally corrupt and an absolute hypocrite in the service of Antichrist, he has plenty of power. He breaks off part way through to describe a heretical book. Cupid laughs and welcomes him to his service, promising that he will make Fals-Semblance the king of "ribaudes" if he leads the attack.

Lines 6800-7336 Analysis

This passage does not advance any new ideas other than what Fals-Semblance has already said about religious hypocrisy and corruption, although it develops the idea of corruption having great worldly power further, to the point that Fals-Semblance claims that his parents (Guile and Hypocrisy) are the emperor and empress of the world. This indictment of corrupt churchmen and the worldly power they wield is tempered, probably wisely on the part of the author, by continual references to how...

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