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Medieval allegory, the ideal, the Romance of the Rose

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Department
English
Course
E 232
Professor
Sean Waters
Semester
Fall

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7 October In what ways is an allegory an important medium for expression for the Medieval age? Dante’s Divine Comedy The Romance of the Rose Secrecy God is unspeakable Makes things easier to talk about Plato’s philosophy It is the lover’s privilege to be her subject Ideal Perfect Unattainable Archetype, example For Plato: Good, True, Beautiful For Paul and Augustine: Oneness of God Primarily expressed in Love Islam means ‘to submit’ Muslim means ‘one who has submitted’ Allegory: extended metaphor where parts of the
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