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Rabelais and His World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 7, Chapter 2, Language of the Marketplace Cont. Summary

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Chapter 7, Chapter 2, Language of the Marketplace Cont. Summary and Analysis

There is a charming anecdote about a drop in social status for a King. This brief tale comes from the folk: the vast majority of readers will recognize the image. A King is dethroned. A middle class man, a vendor, decides to help him. So, he gives the ex-King a job. The position is both extremely humble and very important—direct marketing, or hawking at a Fair. The King is not enough of a quick study in this skill to satisfy his new boss. As already mentioned, even though there is something incomplete about this, there is still plenty for everyone. This image is almost a classic of the world's democracies. Closer to the truth, might be when any King who is dethroned without being killed or exiled is liable to become...

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