Gargantua and Pantagruel Setting & Symbolism

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Utopia

Utopia is the country where Gargantua and Pantagruel are born as royalty.

Paris

In their youths, both Gargantua and Pantagruel are sent to Paris to study and improve their educations.

Dipsody

Dipsody is the land where Anarch is king. He invades the city of the Amaurots, forcing Gargantua to summon Pantagruel home from Paris to engage in the war which ends the first book, "Pantagruel".

Pantagrueline Prognostication

Pantagrueline Prognostication is an almanac written for the year 1533 containing ten chapters of obvious predictions, nearly guaranteeing its accuracy.

Debate about Panurge's Marriage

After Panurge asks Pantagruel's advice as to whether or not he should marry in the Third Book of Pantagruel, Pantagruel suggests many means of coming to a conclusion to the decision, but Panurge finds none of Pantagruel's interpretations to be pleasing. So, Pantagruel and his men set out on a journey to visit La Dive Bouteille to...

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