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Paper 2 As we have discussed in class there are several different types of love And in identifying the perils of inventing love in The Faerie Queen many of these kinds of love can be related In addition to the romantic love that Spencer and the Redcrosse Knight invent one also must consider the love for faith and God Throughout the book most of the problems that Spencer and the Redcrosse night with inventing love stem from the fact that they are doing it in a physical sense The Knights service to a lady can be looked at as nothing more than submission to her desires There is always a hidden anxiety inside in proving oneself to be a worthy knight driven by male ego His lady sad to see his sore constraint Cride out Now now Sir knight shew what ye bee Add faith unto your force and be not faint Strangle her else she sure will strangle thee I1163-66 The knight is eager to prove himself to the lady and save himself from shame he is not about to show weakness and defeat to a lady cheering him on That when he heard in great perplexitie His gall did grate for griefe and high disdaine And knitting all his force got one hand free I1167-69 Spencer has conjured up this idea of chivalric service yet he fails to keep selfishness and narcissism from getting in the way Through this the childlike need of the male to have a woman come back in his life and guide him is apparent Thus the Redcrosse Knight invents love around his submission to the needful lady Let fall her eyen as shamefast to the earth And yeelding soft in that she nought gain-said So forth they rode he feining seemly merth And she coy lookes so dainty they say maketh derth I2240-243 Having done this the
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