With that they heard a roaring hideous sound,
That all the ayre with terrour filled wide,
And seemd uneath to shake the stedfast ground.
Eftsoones that dreadful Dragon they espide, 1,276 more words
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Destructive Pleasure in Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene' (1590 & 1596), and Rory O'Keefe's 'The Toss of a Coin: voices from a modern crisis' (2015)
The notion of destructive pleasure that is linked to the destruction of pleasure can be initially explored through Guyon’s systematic destruction of the Bower of Bliss in… 1,168 more words
Allegories, The Bible, and Unflattering Imagery: Religious Propaganda in Spenser's "The Faerie Queene"
Religious propaganda was an influential force behind literary production in late-16th Century England, the time when Edmund Spenser began his epic poem The Faerie Queene. Its characters are allegorical representations of Virtues, Sins and the Catholic and Protestant juntas; Spenser’s interest is to caricature a sinful, unholy Catholic Church which in his time conspired against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. 1,956 more words