C10 lecture- July 9, 2013
Body natural vs Body Politics
Natural physical body vs Blood, office, lineage
- Body politics transfers from one to another (immortal) but body natural can die
Parliament legislative body (make laws)
Relationship & tension b/w Parliament and King is Arnold’s argument
Arnold’s article talks about a political legal historic tradition what people were saying at the time
about the political system called themselves the Mouth of the commons
Arnold’s article Jack Cade swallows the house of politics (the very one Henry VI unknowingly
- Asks: how can one person stand in for another?
o When Henry is in parliament he is the body politics
Example: Prof is a tyrant in the lec room, he is encompassing everything, he
is all of us. No forms of representations what so ever
o Can have people representing a royal person as well
o Talks about mimicking others
- Are parliament and king two separate things?