History Literature / OrlandoFurioso

6th Nov '16 9:20:41 PM dlchen145
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A massive [[ChivalricRomance chivalric]] [[NarrativePoem epic poem]] in 46 cantos by Ludovico Ariosto, first published in 1516 and revised and expanded a couple times, with its final form appearing in 1532. ''Orlando Furioso'' ("Mad Orlando" or "The Fury of Orlando") [[FanSequel continues and completes]] the story begun in the [[AuthorExistenceFailure unfinished]] but equally epic poem, ''Orlando Innamorato'' ("Orlando In Love") by Matteo Maria Boiardo, Conte di Scandiano (1441-1494). Charlemagne (Carlo) is at war with the Saracens, and his paladin Orlando (Roland), the world's greatest knight (and hero of the French ''[[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Chanson de Roland]]''), goes mad from UnrequitedLove for the pagan princess [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Angelica]] of Cathay. Has a BetaCouple, which also consists of a pagan and a Christian: [[{{Badass}} Ruggiero]] (Roger) of Risa and [[ActionGirl Bradamante]], the mythical ancestors of Boiardo's and Ariosto's employers, the Este family, ducal house of Ferrara.

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A massive [[ChivalricRomance chivalric]] [[NarrativePoem epic poem]] in 46 cantos by Ludovico Ariosto, first published in 1516 and revised and expanded a couple times, with its final form appearing in 1532. ''Orlando Furioso'' ("Mad Orlando" or "The Fury of Orlando") [[FanSequel continues and completes]] the story begun in the [[AuthorExistenceFailure unfinished]] but equally epic poem, ''Orlando Innamorato'' ("Orlando In Love") by Matteo Maria Boiardo, Conte di Scandiano (1441-1494). Charlemagne (Carlo) is at war with the Saracens, and his paladin Orlando (Roland), the world's greatest knight (and hero of the French ''[[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Chanson de Roland]]''), goes mad from UnrequitedLove for the pagan princess [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Angelica]] of Cathay. Has a BetaCouple, which also consists of a pagan and a Christian: [[{{Badass}} Ruggiero]] Christian: Ruggiero (Roger) of Risa and [[ActionGirl Bradamante]], the mythical ancestors of Boiardo's and Ariosto's employers, the Este family, ducal house of Ferrara.



* {{Badass}}: Bradamante, Ruggiero, Orlando, and most Saracens, especially Rodomonte.
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.]]
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