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Alcuin Blamires

.’5 For Hopkins, while Gowther is partly ‘Everyman, who has inherited Original Sin’, the devil’s paternity is also emphatically literal: it causes Gowther to pursue a campaign of mass violence against the church and anyone in orders, thereby ‘performing a specific task at the orders of his father, the Devil’.6 It is curious that willingness to countenance symbolic meanings in the religious domain has not been complemented by much willingness to consider them in the social domain. In fact, the ‘symbolic’ value of the fiend’s paternity as interpreted by Bradstock and

in Pulp fictions of medieval England