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Middle English PeriodEdit
- Adversity and Confusion
- Black Death
- Feudal System
- A worker based system
- Commoner were the most likely to get sick
- Peasants revolt of 1381
- Shows the rising unrest among the working class
- The Hundred Years War 1337-1453
- Established a since of nationalism
- The Great Schism 1375-1415
- The Catholic Church faces a rivalry within the church
- There was no supreme authority for 70 years
- Three rival popes claim obedience of the church
- Papal absolutism is challenged by the councils
- Council claiming they hold the position of the pope
- The literature reflected the changes of the society.
John Wycliffe (1324-1384)Edit
- A Catholic Priest
- Never left the Catholic Church, but disagreed with policy
- Commissioned traveling preachers with an English Version of the Bible
- A College was began in Oxford to combat Lollard heresy.
- Produced John Wesley, who founded the Methodist Church
- Used common vernacular.
- Most greats latin, greek, and french
- His writings criticized religious hypocrisy
- Levity with a point
- Widely traveled
- Considered with the literary and the moral
- The Canterbury Tales
- A anthology of story types
- A cross section of society
- Satire – The Act of ridiculing human vices and follies; the word comes from the Greek word satura meaning "medley" or a mixture of things
- Mockery – Subject of laughter, scorn, or ridicule.
- Parody – Mocking imitation of a known person, literary work, movie, or event.
- Mock-Hero – Imitation of the literary epic and its style by exaggeration and distortion and by elevating the trivial to a level higher than it deserves.
- Sarcasm – Using praise to personally mock someone; the word comes from the Greek word sarkazein meaning "to tear flesh"
- Verbal Irony – A double meaning; saying one thing and meaning another.
- Understatement – Implying the opposite by saying less than what you mean.
- Overstatement – Exaggerating by saying more than you mean to say.
- Bathos – Going quickly from the sublime or serious to the ridicule or to over sentimentalize.
Thomas Mallory (1408-1471)Edit
- A Character that lived a life of extremes
- Combined violent action with sober complication
- A rascal with moral idealism
- People believed that a "good" death would erase the scandals of a mans past.
- Some of the charges may have been trumped up evidence.
- The Death of Arthur
- Mallory is to middle English pros what Chaucer was to poetry
- Mallory is a transitional figure in English.
- The themes of his story represent the late Medieval and Renaissance conception of Gentility
- The Thesis is the
- Proves himself to be worthy by accepting and completing menial degrading serves.
- He fulfills a knightly mission.
- The reader sees both humility and fertility
- The Argument – Set up as a rebuttal
- The Theme – Concealed worthiness.
- Key Term – Knight
- The Thesis is the
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