10/6 Question

In Canto 11, Redcrosse takes it upon himself to fight a dragon in order to save Una’s parents. Pretty much everything regarding the dragon is absolutely mind boggling to me. I cannot wrap my brain around the entirety of the situation, but mainly how in the hell did Redcrosse come out of that battle victorious… Read more 10/6 Question

Despair’s New Philosophy (Daily Question for 10/4)

One question popped into my head immediately after reading Canto 9 of The Faerie Queene; was Despair an antinatalist? In case you don’t know, antinatalism is the controversial opinion that people should abstain from procreating because humans will, by nature, suffer.  The philosophy behind antinatalism is that if you have kids, that will at some… Read more Despair’s New Philosophy (Daily Question for 10/4)

Double Standard of the Knight (Reflection for 9/29)

Without complaining about the hard to decipher language of The Faerie Queene, I enjoyed the story so far. The tale of Redcrosse’s epic journey for glory was one that captured my attention entirely, but I did have some problems. Mainly Redcrosse’s partner throughout the journey, Una (disclaimer, the online translation called her Una, but in… Read more Double Standard of the Knight (Reflection for 9/29)

Bisclavret Reflection – Werewolves vs Dogs in Paintings

I recently read a poem that I first read in my senior year of highschool. It’s called ‘The Dogs in Dutch Paintings’ by David Graham. https://motivators.in/the-dogs-in-dutch-paintings-poem/ It’s about the portrayal of dogs in paintings that place them “in the corners of the world’s dazzlement.” And it gets me thinking about how werewolves, and hounds in… Read more Bisclavret Reflection – Werewolves vs Dogs in Paintings