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Chaucer: Quote Analysis

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But Cristes loore, and his Apostles twelve He taughte, but first he folowed it hymselfe. You may have heard or read this quote somewhere. It’s a quote from the king of satire Geoffrey Chaucer. The quote is stating that Christ made sure he followed what he was professing before teaching it to the 12 apostles. As we can see Chaucer did not have a problem with christianity, but is tired of seeing all the corruption that is in the church he wants for the people working in church to set the example before they start preaching and saying how things should be done. We can see examples of this by reading lines where he describes the monk. Chaucer describes the frier as seducing girls and impregnating them, also he describes how he only confess rich
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