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Gargantua and Pantagruel study guide contains a biography of Francois Rabelais, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

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Later, Gargantua’s own son, Pantagruel, also goes to Paris to study. He falls into company with Panurge, a brilliant but almost criminal trickster, who explores the seamier side of Parisian life. Although the people of Paris, who are represented realistically in the text, marvel at the giants, they easily accept their presence in their midst.

*Touraine. Region containing the Loire valley in west-central France, the so-called “garden of France,” where Panurge was born and reared. Touraine was also the birthplace of Rabelais himself.

Thélème Abbey. Church along the Loire River, two leagues from the forest of Port-Huault, that Gargantua builds to reward Friar John for his help in winning the mock-heroic war against Picrochole. The abbey is the thematic center of the work, with its credo that instinct forms the only valid basis for morality and social structure. Befitting his gigantic nature,...

Gargantua and Pantagruel study guide contains a biography of Francois Rabelais, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

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Gargantua and Pantagruel study guide contains a biography of Francois Rabelais, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.


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