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Francois Rabelais

socail-chapter 2

Danica Gillespie

on 29 November 2012

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1494-1553 Francois Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel What was Rabelais most famous for? I think that Rabelais influenced worldview because he showed everyone that you can still make things entertaining but also make them have another meaning. He also showed people that you can be interested in more than one thing. He was inspiring to people because he explored new ideas. Without him being curious we might not have the inventions and modern conveniences that we do today because people would still be following old medieval ways of thinking. How did he influence world view? He became a monk as a young man.
He traded in his robes to study medicine at the University of Montpellier.
He became a physician at a hotel and while he was there he wrote his famous novels.
He was said to be comic genius.
His personality was exactly like is characters- larger than life.
He was born in Poitou, France.
He died in Paris, France. Fun Facts by: Danica Questions Sites for pictures Sites for resources nnbd.com
en.wikipedia.org This is where Poitou is in France. Francois Rabelais Biography. (2012). Retrieved November 20, 2012, from http://www.biography.com/people/fran%C3%A7ois-rabelais-38360

In J. A. Corrick, The Renaissance. Thomson Gale.

In N. Grant, The Atlas of the Renaissance. McGraw-Hill Childrens Publishing (2003). Rabelais started to write around 1530. He experimented with writing in French, his native language, along with a new form of writing. The result was a French novel series about a giant named Gargantua and his son Pantagruel. The first of four books in the series appeared in 1532. What was Rabelais most famous for? Gargantua and Pantagruel The books used sarcasm an irony to capture the readers attention. Although the books were humorous, Rabelais targeted the church and midevil ways of thought that, northern European countries still used, through his writing. his attack on the old french ways caused him to leave Paris for some time. What WAs Rabelais Most famous for? Other writing In his writings Rabelais compared the Renaissance with the coming of spring after a long winter (Middle Ages).His collection mixed often crude stories with extraordinary learning. From this I would want to get information about how long he left, where he went, and what he did while he was gone. I would want to ask Rabelais this question because I want to know how he was thinking at the time and how he came up with the idea of mythical creatures. How long did you leave Paris for? Questions What inspired you to write about giants? Questions
Did you use your books for more of an attack on the church or just for fun and entertainment? By asking this question I would want to know if he intended to attack the church or if they just took it the wrong way. I would also want to know if he knew that he be a great writer of his time. This website was alright. It gave me the information that I needed in quick little facts but some of them were different than ones I already found.I got a little confused. The website also didnt have much information, just when he was born, where he died and that he wrote books about giants. This book was great. Its gave me lots of information about the books he wrote and what happened in his life. For anyone researching Rabelais i would definitely recommend this book. This book gave more information about Rabelais' personality. I found the information interesting as it related him to his characters. It helped me understand the type of person he was as well as his characters. Great book.
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