Piers Plowman


William Langland

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Parnel Proud-Heart Character Analysis

Parnel Proud-Heart is the woman who represents pride at the confession of the Seven Deadly Sins. Her brief but emotional confession is the first of the seven confessions. Although Parnel’s sin is pride, she remains distinct from the character named Pride who attacks Unity with Antichrist and other evil forces.
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Parnel Proud-Heart Character Timeline in Piers Plowman

The timeline below shows where the character Parnel Proud-Heart appears in Piers Plowman. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Passus V
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...his eyes.” One by one, each of the Seven Deadly Sins come forward to repent. Parnel Proud-Heart confesses first, followed by Lecher, and then Envy, who confesses to living “loveless like a... (full context)