Definitely-Appropriate-and-Respectful Feminine Representation in The Faerie Queene

By which he saw the vgly monster plaine,Halfe like a serpent horribly displaide,But th’other halfe did womans shape retaine,Most lothsom, filthie, foule, and full of vile disdaine. Faerie Queene, Book 1, Canto 1; 123-126 This is probably one of the most interesting depictions of a “dragon” I’ve read. We have seen more serpent-like dragons in… Read more Definitely-Appropriate-and-Respectful Feminine Representation in The Faerie Queene

What if Bisclavret Didn’t Beg and Roll Over for Mercy?

The huntsmen and the coursing dogs,Till they had him–almost–at bayAnd they would have torn him to rags,But then he picked out the KingAnd ran there for mercy. To beg,He seizes the King’s stirrup-ring,And kisses his foot and leg.The King sees this, and feels great fear;He calls all his companions over.“My lords,” he says, “come, come… Read more What if Bisclavret Didn’t Beg and Roll Over for Mercy?

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The huntsmen and the coursing dogs, Till they had him–almost–at bayAnd they would have torn him to rags, But then he picked out the KingAnd ran there for mercy. To beg,He seizes the King’s stirrup-ring,And kisses his foot and leg.The King sees this, and feels great fear; He calls all his companions over.“My lords,” he… Read more Thing