Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Bakhtin asserts that in Rabelais' time, food and banquets always contained a sense of:
2. What are the three categories of the "comic" which Bakhtin cites from Schneegans?
3. What episode does Bakhtin cite as exemplifying the image of the gaping mouth prevalent in Rabelais' novel?
4. According to Bakhtin, Carnival was the true symbol and incarnation of:
5. Which grotesque elements does Bakhtin note were included in the procession of the feast of Corpus Christi?
Explain the role that herbalists, druggists, and physicians occupied in Renaissance France, and how Bakhtin incorporates them into his study of the marketplace in Rabelais' novel. How does Bakhtin relate the material body to physicians and medicine? How does Rabelais portray bodily ailments, physicians, heath, life, death, and birth?
How does Rabelais use myth in his work? What types of myth does he draw from (classical, popular, spiritual, etc.)? How are allusions to mythology a part of carnivalesque culture? Cite at least three specific examples of identifiable myths which Rabelais alludes to, alters, parodies, travesties, or repeats.
Define the term "carnivalesque" as Bakhtin uses it. Then, demonstrate this definition by applying it to at least two of the episodes, characters, or scenes which take place in Rabelais' novel. What does the carnivalesque demonstrate about the nature of folk culture? What role does humor play in the carnivalesque?
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