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Medina: The Middle Sister in The Faerie Queene

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Medina is a character in book 2 of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queen. She represents the sensible middleground between her two sisters: Elissa and Perissa.

This makes sense when you consider that book 2 of The Faerie Queen is all about temperance, which Medina embodies. Both of her sisters represent opposing extremes, but she is the balance between them, displaying kindness, generosity, peacemaking, and everything else that is wonderful about being moderate.

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