The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene

by

Edmund Spenser

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Canacee Character Analysis

Canacee is the sister of Cambell and eventual wife of Triamond. In order to find a worthy husband for her, Cambell organizes a tournament where he will personally face all challengers. During the tournament, Cambell slays Priamond and Diamond, but their youngest brother Triamond survives and gets to marry Canacee, cementing the friendship between him and Cambell.

Canacee Quotes in The Faerie Queene

The The Faerie Queene quotes below are all either spoken by Canacee or refer to Canacee. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Book IV: Canto II Quotes

Though now their acts be no where to be found
As that renowned Poet them compyled,
With warlike numbers and Heroicke sound,
Dan Chaucer well of English undefiled,
On Fames eternall beadroll worthie to be fyled.

Related Characters: Narrator (speaker), Priamond, Diamond, and Triamond, Cambell, Canacee, Cambina
Page Number: 587
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Canacee Character Timeline in The Faerie Queene

The timeline below shows where the character Canacee appears in The Faerie Queene. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book IV: Canto II
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British Identity and Nationalism Theme Icon
Deception and Lies Theme Icon
Love and Friendship Theme Icon
The Role of Women Theme Icon
Paridell, Blandamour, and the others run into Cambell and Triamond with their ladies, Cambine and Canacee. The narrator mentions that these two knights are actually characters from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and... (full context)
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Canacee is Cambell’s sister, and she is loved by many knights for her wisdom. Cambell sensed... (full context)
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Cambell has a ring from Canacee that will stop mortal wounds from bleeding. In the knights who have come to challenge... (full context)
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...Fates agree. From then on, the brothers do everything together, including falling in love with Canacee. (full context)
Book IV: Canto III
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The day comes when Priamond, Diamond, and Triamond are set to fight with Cambell for Canacee. Cambell comes in first, looking confident. His first opponent is Priamond. The two begin to... (full context)
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Canacee is delighted to see an end to the conflict. Triamond marries Canacee, and Cambell marries... (full context)
Book IV: Canto V
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...contest to judge the beauty of all the ladies present. Cambina (who is with Cambell), Canacee (who is with Triamond), Duessa (who is with Paridell), and Amoretta (who is with Britomart)... (full context)