October 8 2013
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- A lot of medieval writings are religious.
- Here we see less of that conflict as we move towards the Christian forms of
- She talks about the suffering she goes through.
- This text is dictated by her; to ascribe things much later in her life. There is
complicated transition in the history.
- First, this is a female pilgrim who engages in many different religious rituals.
- While she narrates her life, she was last religiously developed. Living the life
of sanctuary – she moved past that.
- In Chapter 3 (p.70) she has vision that she wants to live a chased life and
comes to the obstacle where she is obligated to fulfill the life.
- Having children and pleasure is justified by god.
- She also raises the point, by asking, about sexual organs – enjoying sex –
having counter arguments.
- He leaves, then when he becomes old and sick, he comes back to see her. This
is an important aspect.
- She denies both of their pleasures, so it is not a sacrifice (in a sense that she
is giving up something she likes)
- It is important to note that she herself, like most other women during that
period, was illiterate.
- The command in both English and German – he puts up with the difficulty of
- He has much difficulty and feels bad. There is a suggestion that it is much
easier than he remembers it to be so that he can make sense of this text. It is
a miracle in itself that God enabled someo