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The Praise of Folly Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam - This individual, who lived from 1466 to 1536, was a renowned Christian humanist and church reformer.

Folly - This character is the narrator in the book The Praise of Folly.

Thomas More - This individual was the great British humanist to whom The Praise of Folly was dedicated.

The Classical Writers - These individuals from history, such as Plato, Horace, and Homer, are referred to as authorities.

Classical Rulers - These individuals from history, such as Marcus Aurelius and Cicero, are used as authorities and illustrations.

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