Summary and Analysis: Book II, Cantos i-vi
Book II: “The Legend of Sir Gvyon, or Of Temperavnce”
A Palmer: An old man traveling with Sir Guyon (a “palmer” is a pilgrim).
Atin: A squire and messenger who announces Pyrochles’ arrival.
Belphoebe: A beautiful woman, possibly a goddess, who amazes Braggadoccio.
Braggadoccio: A braggart who uses Sir Guyon’s horse to pretend to be a Knight.
Claribell: The Lady of the Squire, a chaste and noble woman.
Crying Woman: Although claiming she has been raped, the woman is really Duessa.
Cymochles: Pyrochles’ brother, whose loves the sorceress Acrasia.
Dan Faunus: A rude and...
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