It is mentioned in the poem that the recipient of this dream vision is a pilgrim fleeing the plague. The plague, despite now being treatable with simple antibiotics, was one of the most virulent and deadly epidemics to ever sweep Europe. With this backdrop in mind, how do you think a medieval reader would receive this poem? Would they find it comforting to know that the body is only temporary but the soul may live on? Or would the admittedly grim image of the body being devoured by worms be repulsive? Or could it possibly be both?