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09/08/2019

Francois Rebelais’s Satires and Parodies on contemporary life?

QUESTION
Francois Rebelais’s Satires and Parodies on contemporary life?
I have a 1 page essay due in a few days on this but i don’t know what it is i tried to look it up but its hard when i don’t have a base like i know Francois Rebelais is a person but what is his satires and parodies on contemporary life? If you guys can give me some stuff so i can get a jump start that would be awesome than:Pks. oh and how is this related to humanism??? thank you

ANSWER
Francois Rabelais uses satire to address the dislocation felt by Renaissance Humanists. By providing an exaggerated fable, comical in nature, Rabelais poses a serious introspection into the extremes of both the Medieval and the Renaissance man. More importantly, however, he brings into question his own ideals of Humanism. Through an analysis of Rabelais’ satirical technique and by examining his social parody of the Medieval and the Renaissance man, we are able to better understand Rabelais’ introspection into the ideals of his own generation and to accept his argument that learning is transitory and often a necessary, yet futile, attempt to understand our world.