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Lecture 10

ENGL 442 Lecture 10: Pearl

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ENGL 442
Caroline D.Eckhardt

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Pearl Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:35 AM • The dreamer is an archetype in medieval poetry o The dreamer is not dreaming out of peace, but out of some form of distress. o Usually the dream sequence is represented in 1st person narrative o The garden setting is the most common and is usually associated with springtime • Renewal, rebirth, new discoveries are all themes conjured by this idea o Upon awakening, the dreamer usually has learnt something or obtained something o Dreams allow for the freeing of narrative • But maintain the "truth-claim" in order to be applicable to real life yet still have that etheral feel • Why can't the man cross th
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