Love and Truth in "Piers Plowman"

Love and truth in "Piers Plowman" is a large and unwieldy text where the issues can become easily scrambled. The response provided is designed to give some ideas for structuring a paper which covers such a large area.

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...almost impossible to separate the issues of love and truth in "Piers Plowman" and their interaction must be a central theme in the paper.

In the first Passus the issue of truth is discussed many times, both in relation to God and in relation to virtue.

Throughout the poem we are dealing with a chicken-and-egg situation. Which virtue came first, which is more important? Many critics disagree on this issue - so much so that this is one topic where the student really is free to form their own, unique opinion. Having your own theory is an excellent way to approach such a ...