The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene

by

Edmund Spenser

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Dame Cœlia Character Analysis

Dame Cœlia is the mother of Fidelia, Speranza, and Charissa. She is the matron of a holy house where the Redcross Knight recovers after his encounter with Despair, and her virtue, along with that of her daughters, helps fortify the Redcross Knight for the final part of his quest in Book I.
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Dame Cœlia Character Timeline in The Faerie Queene

The timeline below shows where the character Dame Cœlia appears in The Faerie Queene. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book I: Canto X
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At the holy house, Dame Cœlia has three daughters:  Fidelia, Speranza, and Charissa. The house has also seen many distinguished guests... (full context)
Virtue, Allegory, and Symbolism Theme Icon
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Una tells Dame Cœlia that she and the Redcross Knight have come to see Dame Cœlia and praise her.... (full context)
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Dame Cœlia addresses the Redcross Knight and says she knows he must be exhausted after his many... (full context)
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Protestantism Theme Icon
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Dame Cœlia also advises the Redcross Knight with her wise counsel. With the help of Patience, she... (full context)
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...returns to Una and is happy to see her. They then go back to see Dame Cœlia and her daughters. (full context)