The Romance of the Rose - Lacuna 2 Summary & Analysis

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Lacuna 2 Summary

Fals-Semblance and Streyned-Abstinence cut out Wikked-Tonge's tongue and strangle him. After they overcome Wikked-Tonge's Norman troops, Courtesie and Largesse join them inside the castle gate. They meet the Vekke, and tell them to take a crown of flowers to Bialacoil. The Vekke takes it to Bialacoil, who reluctantly accepts the gift. The Vekke then gives Bialacoil some advice on how wives can deceive their husbands and conduct an affair, drawing on her experience from younger days. This advice includes not only instructions on make-up and practical ways to intrigue and entice a lover (and how to drug a jealous husband) but also recommends that women should try to get all the presents they can (the Vekke would have been a wealthy woman if she had done this in her youth).

The Vekke then lets the narrator in through a back door. Bialacoil and...

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