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Piers Plowman Passus 18  Piers Plowman: Christ-Knight jousted against the Fiend for the mortal. The Fruit of Piers Plowman (L20,33): A. No longer simple.

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1 Piers Plowman Passus 18  Piers Plowman: Christ-Knight jousted against the Fiend for the mortal. The Fruit of Piers Plowman (L20,33): A. No longer simple foodstuffs, B. Souls of patriarchs, prophets, and humankind, which must be redeemed from the devil’s power by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.  Christ’s sacrifice: Love and Charity

2  The king of glory appears as light to release the prisoners from the hell. 1) pagans: rejected by Christians 2) sinners: Adam and eve as symbol of “original sins of humankind.” “Mercy” and “Peace”-The New Testament. “Truth” and “Righteousness”-The Old Testament. “Truth” and “Righteousness” as implied symbol of criticism against the corrupted clerical institution.

3  The Dreamer wakes up to celebrate Christ’s resurrection.  The resurrection of Christ: 1) A hope for Christians to redeem themselves and get salvation. 2) Inner comfort in the future


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