Glauce exemplifies the role of motherhood in many different ways in her treatment of Britomart. First of all, she is immediately aware of Britomart's change in attitude after viewing the image of Artegall in the e...
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... release Britomart to her journey alone; dressing herself up as the knight's squire, Glauce prepares to travel with the young girl, providing the unconditional and unending support of a mother to Britomart in the face of her impending adventure. It is Glauce that gives Britomart the confidence needed to undertake such a task, and it is Glauce that makes all the arrangements for the journey. She takes everything into her own hands to ensure that Britomart is successful in her endeavors, and therefore lives up to her role as a mother figure to Britomart, and as the implementary tool in setting the story of Book Three in motion.
Spencer, Edmund. "The Faerie Queene: Book Three". Ed. M.H. Abrams, et al.
New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 2000. 783-862.
"The Faerie Queene". Renescence Editions. 1995. University of Oregon.
November 13, 2002.
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