Piers Plowman, Numerical Composition, and the Prophecies

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URI: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-49481
http://hdl.handle.net/10900/46733
Dokumentart: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Date: 1991
Source: Connotations ; 00102,103
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Anglistik, Amerikanistik
DDC Classifikation: 820 - English and Old English literatures
Keywords: Symbolismus , Numerologie , Langland, William / Piers Plowman
Other Keywords:
Number Symbolism , Letter Symbolism , Numerology , Prophecy
ISBN: 0939-5482
License: Publishing license including print on demand
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Abstract:

The essay examines the three major prophecies in Piers Plowman and argues that the prophecy-riddles are not satiric, but correspond to larger themes within the work as a whole, and may even be regarded, since they are spoken by Conscience, by the author, and by Patience, as a distillation of the poem's essential message: they demand that we consider eschatology, the true nature of our present world, and our own salvation.

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