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Rabelais and His World - Chapter 11, Chapter 3 - Popular - Festive Forms Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 begins with the author explaining that food either in fact, or as images, occurs on virtually every page of the novels written by Rabelais. Only here does Bakhtain inform readers that Pantagruel was the author's first novel. Gargantua appears again; this time in the form of a successful soldier. Bakhtain resumes his analysis for the greater historical contextualization of Rabelais. Food is the reward of labor in the ancient world and continues to be one form this can take: hence, the giant sandwich served to work colleagues. While indirect, the relationship is still real. Here, he contrasts the ancient rites of carnival and paganism with the popular-festive rituals.

Fighting while drunk is listed as amongst somewhat typical behavior found in Rabelais' novels. This is something which continues to be fairly standard practice...

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