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    Social Structure and Julian of Norwich

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    1) How do you think the social structure of the middle ages shaped Julian of Norwich?

    2) How do you think the social structure of the middle ages is reflected in Julian of Norwich?

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    1) Since religion played such a dominant role in molding social structures, Julian clearly articulates God's desires as a reflection for this theme. Lots of areas of contemplation seem to reflect this notion as well. She emphasizes, "I conceived a mighty desire to receive thre woundes in my life: that is to say, the wound of very contrition, the wound of kind compassion, and the wound of wilful longing to God" (2, 129). She implores this godly longing: "For he [God] will ...

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    A brief commentary is offered to assess how social structure affects Julian of Norwich.