"How The Other Half Lives"

Download PDF Print Page Citation Share Link

Last Updated on May 8, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 127

Context: As Pantagruel, the gigantic son of the giant Gargantua, is leading his army against the Dipsodes, it begins to rain. To shelter the army, he puts out his tongue, which covers them "as a hen covers her chicks." There is no room, however, for the author, so he climbs...

(The entire section contains 127 words.)

Unlock This Study Guide Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this Gargantua and Pantagruel study guide. You'll get access to all of the Gargantua and Pantagruel content, as well as access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

  • Summary
  • Characters
  • Analysis
  • Critical Essays
  • Quotes
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial

Context: As Pantagruel, the gigantic son of the giant Gargantua, is leading his army against the Dipsodes, it begins to rain. To shelter the army, he puts out his tongue, which covers them "as a hen covers her chicks." There is no room, however, for the author, so he climbs up and crawls into the open mouth of Pantagruel. There he discovers a whole new world of people, or the old world, as one of the inhabitants calls it. There are forests, farms, resorts, large cities, more than twenty-five populous kingdoms. After exploring much of this world, the author says:

. . . There I began to think, that it is very true, which is commonly said, that one half of the world knoweth not how the other half liveth . . .

Illustration of PDF document

Download Gargantua and Pantagruel Study Guide

Subscribe Now
Previous

"Come Off Scot-free"

Next

"I Drink No More Than A Sponge"