Related Topics

Rabelais and His World - Study Guide Chapter 6, Chapter 2 - Language of the Marketplace Cont. Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Rabelais and His World.
This section contains 421 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Rabelais and His World Study Guide

Knowledge traditions are brought up once again. There is the culture of the immediate context. For the reader, it is one thing. For the author it is another. The author himself participates in the tradition of knowledge presented through universities as ancient wisdom preserved through the power of the written word for generations. Here, Rabelais makes direct reference to Socrates, and Alcibiades, which has been made possible by Plato's writing and the complex social systems that have carried this forward in time and through changes in the language. The author includes a quotation that uses the praise-abuse combination. He writes truthfully, that Socrates looked like an unappealing simpleton. He adds that this man did not appear to be good for much other than for getting drunk with, for those who were...

(read more from the Chapter 6, Chapter 2 - Language of the Marketplace Cont. Summary)

This section contains 421 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Rabelais and His World Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Rabelais and His World from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.