Age Of Chaucer: Filth, And Old Age Of Geoffrey Chaucer

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Contents
AGE OF CHAUCER 1
INTRODUCTION: 1
BIOGRAPHY: 1
MAJOR WORKS: 2
AGE OF CHAUCER: 2
14TH CENTURY: 2
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: 2
PHASES: 3
LITERARY FEATURES OF THE AGE: 3
CONCLUSION: 5

AGE OF CHAUCER

There’s never a new fashion but it’s old Filth and old age, I’m sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity Nowher so bisy a man as he ther nas, And yet he semed bisier than he was

INTRODUCTION: Geoffrey Chaucer, regarded as the Father of English literature, is the greatest poet of the Middle
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John Chaucer ( Chaucer’s father) was a wine merchant. Chaucer’s family lived in Ipswich where his grandfather was the owner of a tavern. His interests were reading, religion, Latin, French and arithmetic and perhaps, even some natural sciences. At the age of 12, he worked as a page in the house of Prince…show more content…
Medieval Chivalry: The most outstanding feature of Middle Ages was chivalry. Chaucer’s England was predominantly medieval in spirit. Chaucer’s knight is a true representation of the spirit of medieval chivalry. The tale that knight tells is imbued with the spirit of medieval chivalry. He has won more than fifteen battles in the defence of Christianity .Chaucer medievalizes this story to enable us to have a taste of the chivalry of his age.it shows that the spirit of true chivalry was breathing it’s last in the age of Chaucer. The knight is a representative of an order which was losing it’s ground. His son, the Squire represents a new order of chivalry. He is a “lover and a lusty bachelor.” He is too much conscious about his physical appearance. His hair is curly. He wears gaudy dresses. He is singing and fluting all the day. He sleeps no more than a nightingale. He truly represents the marked change in the world of chivalry which was fast coming over the age of Chaucer. iv. A cross-section of

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