Minor characters, KEATS.

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  • Minor characters, KEATS.
    • La Belle Dame Sans Merci, KINGS AND PRINCES.
      • 'I saw pale kings and princes too, pale warriors, death-pale were they all'
      • A warning, from Keats for love?
      • Also a warning to the Knight, they add suspense and make the reader question their meanings.
        • Add fear to the setting.
  • The Eve of St. Agnes, BEADSMEN.
    • However being dead at end suggests religiosity is not an ideal? He's isolated, constrained by religious orthodoxy.
    • Minor characters, KEATS.
      • La Belle Dame Sans Merci, KINGS AND PRINCES.
        • 'I saw pale kings and princes too, pale warriors, death-pale were they all'
        • A warning, from Keats for love?
        • Also a warning to the Knight, they add suspense and make the reader question their meanings.
          • Add fear to the setting.
  • Some draw a parallel between his character and the narrative of the two lovers.
    • The Eve of St. Agnes, BEADSMEN.
      • However being dead at end suggests religiosity is not an ideal? He's isolated, constrained by religious orthodoxy.
  • "Renounced all joys of life + practising a ritual that parallels M's action as the plot unfolds."
    • Some draw a parallel between his character and the narrative of the two lovers.
      • Both the Beadsman and M reject the noisy activities of revellers in order to concentrate on      fantasy worlds of their own creation.
        • "joys" have been "said and sung".
    • He is there 'for sinners' sake to grieve.'
      • "Renounced all joys of life + practising a ritual that parallels M's action as the plot unfolds."
        • Both the Beadsman and M reject the noisy activities of revellers in order to concentrate on      fantasy worlds of their own creation.
          • "joys" have been "said and sung".
    • Lamia, APOLLONIUS.
      • 'Had fix'd his eye, without a twinkle or stir'
        • If eyes are windows into a man's soul, Lamia is a snake but Apollonius is more snake-like.

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    Dla2lag

    A good idea to focus some revision time on the minor characters as their referencing can be important and at times exam questions have been directed at the minor characters. Consider how those identified are used to enhance the purpose and meaning of the protagonists.

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