Peace is one of the four daughters of God, alongside her sisters, Mercy, Righteousness, and Truth. Peace is hopeful for the fate of mankind, echoing her sister Mercy’s belief that Christ’s death means that humanity will be saved, and the prophets and patriarchs will be rescued from Hell. At the end of the poem, Peace is the gatekeeper of Unity, and is clearly suspicious of Friar Flatterer.
Peace Quotes in Piers Plowman
The Piers Plowman quotes below are all either spoken by Peace or refer to Peace. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the W. W. Nortona & Company edition of Piers Plowman published in 2006.).
Passus IV Quotes
Passus XX Quotes
He lies drowned in dream…and so do many
The Friar with his physic has enchanted the folk here,
And given them a drugged drink: they dread no sin.
Peace Character Timeline in Piers Plowman
The timeline below shows where the character Peace appears in Piers Plowman. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Meed and her marriage, the King must first oversee a legal case. A man named Peace accuses Wrong of three crimes—rape, theft, and murder. With help from Conscience, the King knows... (full context)
...who calls out again for Clergy’s help. Conscience also calls for his cousin Contrition, but Peace delivers the news that Contrition “…lies drowned in a dream…and so do many / others.”... (full context)