Title Background

Pastiche as Irony in the Prioress’s Prologue and Tale.

Pastiche as Irony in the Prioress’s Prologue and Tale.

The definition of charity offered to Will by Anima (Skeat, B. 15.145746) helps to define the Prioress’s “child-like rapture,” which is intended as a measure of her fauntelte rather than her fre liberal wille. Besides Matt. 18:3-4 and Luke 18:16-17, Langland’s formulation draws on I Cor. 13:10-11, 14:20, and Isaiah 65:20, which define the vices of adults acting foolishly as children.

Volume

Studies in Short Fiction 23 (1986): 1-8.

Author

Rex, Richard.