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    Social Structure and Margery Kempe

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    1) How do you think the social structure of the middle ages shaped Margery Kempe?

    2) How do you think the social structure of the period is reflected is in Margery Kempe?

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    1. Religion as a social structure highly influenced the work of Margery Kempe. Since devout Christian faith in the Middle Ages played a vital role in everyday life, her text exposes some political struggles. She seems to show how clerics ideas and attitudes toward women's spiritual experiences were inferior to men's experiences.

    The roles of women as mothers and wives were engrained into social structures. However, she seems to seek an emphasis on spiritual motherhood, not just domestic or maternal roles ...

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    Social Structure is briefly examined in terms of how it impacted Margery Kempe. The explanation is very detailed with examples in text.