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Langland’s <i>Piers Plowman</i> B-text, B-text, lines 112-45.

Langland’s Piers Plowman B-text, B-text, lines 112-45.

The arguments of the lunatic, the angel, the goliardeis, and the commons in the scene beginning with the processional appearance of the king present a series of dramatized, conflicting points of view in language whose ambiguity and lack of moral significance mirror the disorder and fragmentation of society as a whole as pictured in the Prologue.