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Book Report/Review example - The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

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In The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, in the first book and the first Canto, Queen Elizabeth is represented by the Faerie Queene, Gloriana. Queen Elizabeth and the Faerie Queene both shared in common their rule over their people. They each had a power and a force that made others hasten to obey them…

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The political context is also related to the rule of Queen Elizabeth. The greatest comparison is that the poem touches on the Tudor Dynasty, which Queen Elizabeth had been a part of. This also goes hand-in-hand with the information in the aforementioned paragraph, displaying the similarities between Queen Elizabeth and the Faerie Queene. Throughout the stanzas, the author touches base with happenings that had been going on between Ireland and the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots - though this was not as evident in the later stanzas of the first Canto. The final political matter discussed, if somewhat vaguely, concerns the place of the Queen - both Elizabeth and that of Faerie - within the government. The position and roles that each person plays makes a huge impact on each of their personal stories, whether real or fictional.
The religious background finds its foundation in the Knight of Holiness, or Redcrosse, the man who has set out to find religious salvation. The Faerie Queene represents an obstacle, becoming the virginal being that Redcrosse is lusting after, therefore going against this quest of religious salvation. Many of the other characters represent different religions - Catholicism and Protestant - and personify the different battles that took place in securing these religions.
Some of the puns seen within The Faerie Queene can be found in the names of the characters. ...
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