History Literature / OrlandoFurioso

21st Sep '16 6:30:38 PM ecuvulle6267
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* TheLowMiddleAges
13th Jan '16 2:30:44 PM shokoshu
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* JoustingLance: Bradamante has a magic one which de-horses ''anybody''.
3rd Oct '15 9:34:17 AM nombretomado
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The poem is not so much a ChivalricRomance as a {{Deconstruction}} of same, casting an [[DeconstructorFleet ironic eye on all the tropes and conventions]] of the genre, with Orlando's devotional love turning to madness being only the most obvious treatment. But Ariosto is more interested in entertaining than anything else, and succeeds at his task at [[{{Doorstopper}} great length]]. It was enormously influential in the centuries after it was written, influencing Tasso, [[TheFaerieQueene Spencer]], and [[ParadiseLost Milton]] to name the most famous. Creator/GustaveDore illustrated the poem in a memorable style.

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The poem is not so much a ChivalricRomance as a {{Deconstruction}} of same, casting an [[DeconstructorFleet ironic eye on all the tropes and conventions]] of the genre, with Orlando's devotional love turning to madness being only the most obvious treatment. But Ariosto is more interested in entertaining than anything else, and succeeds at his task at [[{{Doorstopper}} great length]]. It was enormously influential in the centuries after it was written, influencing Tasso, [[TheFaerieQueene Spencer]], and [[ParadiseLost [[Literature/ParadiseLost Milton]] to name the most famous. Creator/GustaveDore illustrated the poem in a memorable style.
25th Jul '15 9:07:11 AM shokoshu
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** Marfisa, being Marfisa, wanted to partake too and had no problem with task #1. Unfortunately the author keeps us in the dark about [[LesYay task #2]]...
8th Dec '14 5:52:35 AM Vandegraff1
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* YourCheatingHeart: There's a particularly jarring case of ValuesDissonance when Rinaldo takes a break from chasing Angelica to go home and hug his wife and children. Orlando is also married (or at least engaged)

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* YourCheatingHeart: There's a particularly jarring case of ValuesDissonance when Rinaldo takes a break from chasing Angelica to go home and hug his wife and children. Orlando is also married (or at least engaged)
engaged).
8th Dec '14 5:52:17 AM Vandegraff1
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* WomanInWhite: Bradamante, even thought it's pure white ''armor''.

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* WomanInWhite: Bradamante, even thought though it's pure white ''armor''.
8th Dec '14 5:50:36 AM Vandegraff1
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* EpiphanicPrison: Atlantes creates one of these to protect Ruggiero by trapping him and every knight capable of killing him in a labyrinth where they endlessly chase after phantom visions of Angelica. They escape when [[spoiler: the real Angelica accidentally dispels it with her AntiMagic ring]]. The results are not pretty.

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* EpiphanicPrison: Atlantes Atlante creates one of these to protect Ruggiero by trapping him and every knight capable of killing him in a labyrinth where they endlessly chase after phantom visions of Angelica. They escape when [[spoiler: the real Angelica accidentally dispels it with her AntiMagic ring]]. The results are not pretty.



* KnightTemplarParent: Atlas may be one of the few characters who isn't a knight, but he still fits this trope, going to insane lengths to keep Ruggiero locked up for his own good, and even coming back from the dead to protect his children...

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* KnightTemplarParent: Atlas Atlante may be one of the few characters who isn't a knight, or actually a parent for that matter, but he still fits this trope, trope by going to insane lengths to keep Ruggiero locked up for his own good, and even coming back from the dead to protect his children...charges.
8th Dec '14 5:45:41 AM Vandegraff1
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* EpiphanicPrison: Atlantes creates one of these to protect Ruggiero by trapping him and every knight capable of killing him in a labyrinth where they endlessly chase after phantom visions of Angelica. They escape when [[spoiler: the real Angelica accidentally dispells it with her AntiMagic ring]]. The results are not pretty.

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* EpiphanicPrison: Atlantes creates one of these to protect Ruggiero by trapping him and every knight capable of killing him in a labyrinth where they endlessly chase after phantom visions of Angelica. They escape when [[spoiler: the real Angelica accidentally dispells dispels it with her AntiMagic ring]]. The results are not pretty.
8th Dec '14 5:45:29 AM Vandegraff1
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* EpiphanicPrison: Atlantes creates one of these to protect Ruggiero by trapping him and every knight capable of killing him in a labyrinth where they endlessly chase after phantom visions of Angelica. They escape when [[spoiler: the real Angelica accidentally disspells it with her AntiMagic ring]]. The results are not pretty.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Agramant's entire army AND their prisoners are convinced Ruggiero and Marfisa are a couple...[[ShipSinking Turns out they're each other's long lost twins]]

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* EpiphanicPrison: Atlantes creates one of these to protect Ruggiero by trapping him and every knight capable of killing him in a labyrinth where they endlessly chase after phantom visions of Angelica. They escape when [[spoiler: the real Angelica accidentally disspells dispells it with her AntiMagic ring]]. The results are not pretty.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Agramant's entire army AND their prisoners are convinced Ruggiero and Marfisa are a couple...[[ShipSinking Turns turns out they're each other's long lost twins]]long-lost twin.]]
8th Dec '14 5:43:52 AM Vandegraff1
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* BerserkButton: Interrupting a single combat Marfisa is involved is NOT a good idea. In the prequel she attacks her boss (and his army) for attacking the guy she was already fighting. In this one, she tries to kill her best friend for trying to intervene in her fight with Bradamante.

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* BerserkButton: Interrupting a single combat in which Marfisa is involved is NOT ''not'' a good idea. In the prequel she attacks her boss (and his army) for attacking the guy she was already fighting. In this one, she tries to kill her best friend for trying to intervene in her fight with Bradamante.
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