Rabelais and His World Character Descriptions

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Mikhail Bakhtin

This person is the author, who has had a growing reputation as a great intellectual of 20th-century Russia.


This person was a literary figure of the Medieval and Renaissance periods who wrote fictional works for the masses.

Friar John

This character is a fictional representation of real social figures. This character is aggressive but also responsible and dutiful.

King Anarchus

This character falls from a high social standing and must attempt to live an ordinary life.


This character has many followers who are often both praised and mocked in the book.


This character is positively associated with the carnival, with the pagan behaviors of the people, and with everything unofficial.


This figure was a political leader in Rabelais' time.

Michael Holquist

This scholar contextualizes the book in the Prologue.

Krystyna Pomorska

This Russian scholar has written the book's Foreword.

Helene Iswolsky


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