"So okay!" I say to my students. "Where does Britomart wind up next?"
"Uh--that castle. Castle Joyous?"
"Yes," I say. "Why is it called that? What's it like? What do the people do there?"
"There are--there are lots of beds there," says one student.
"And those lustful guys with the Italian names. And the Lady of Delight," says another.
"Good. What's delightful about her? What makes this castle so joyous?"
"Uhh. . . she's beautiful? And she seems to sleep with the visiting knights?"
"Yes!" I say. "Basically? This place is Castle Sex."
Amazing how much more diligent they become in their close-reading after that.