Study Questions on The Faerie Queene:

  • "A letter of the Author"

1. According to the author, what is the goal of "all the booke"? And what English sources does the author use in his book?

  • Book I, Canto 1-3:

2. What scene does Canto I start with? Is this the very beginning of the entire event?

3.  What does the knight bear on his breast? What is the lady riding on? What does she lead by her?  Exercise your imagination! What do all these mean to you?

4. What is inside the cave?  Describe it and explain its symbols. 

5. What kind of dream does the Redcross Knight have?


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