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  • The Canterbury Tales, written by Chaucer, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, written by an

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    The Canterbury Tales, written by Chaucer, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, written by an anonymous author, are both sophisticated fourteenth-century examples of medieval romance. Medieval romances captured the heart of their audiences as narratives and stories that featured a protagonist, often a knight, and dealt with religious allegories, chivalry, courtly love, and heroic epics. The concept of the knight emerged from the remnants of the Anglo-saxon literature and ideals and influence of the

  • The Knights and Miller´s Tale in Chaucer´s The Canterbury Tales

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    The tales I chose were the Knights tale and the Millers tale. I chose the Knight’s tale because I was in the mood to hear a love story and I chose the Miller’s because I thought it was pretty funny. Disturbing, but funny. The story I chose to win was the knights tale because it speaks of love and chivalry, it’s also appropriate, and I think the Host would appreciate his story. In the prologue it talks about how The Host was like I want someone who is gonna have a nice tale to go next and the Miller

  • Analysis Of The Knight And His Tale

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    Analysis of the Knight and His Tale in The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales, a poem consisting of several tales told by various pilgrims, is perhaps the most well known work of Geoffrey Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales Chaucer introduces the pilgrims in the general prologue many of the pilgrims in a satirical manner. In prologue to The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer introduces the Knight as “a true perfect gentle-knight,” (5) who exemplifies the code of chivalry. The tale that the Knight later narrates

  • Satire of the Knight in the Prologue and Knight's Tale of "The Canterbury Tales"

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    literary tool, one that Geoffery Chaucer used liberally when he wrote his Canterbury Tales. Webster's New World Dictionary says that satire is "the use of ridicule, sarcasm, etc. to attack vices, follies, etc." Using that definition, I think that all of the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales are satirized to some extent; some of the satirizations are more subtle than others. The Knight is one of the pilgrims that is more subtly satirized. Chaucer satirizes knights and chivalry in two different

  • Courtly Love in The Knight's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale

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    “The noble knight slays the dragon and rescues the fair maiden…and they live happily ever after.” This seemingly cliché finale encompasses all the ideals of courtly love, which began in the Medieval Period and still exists today. While these ideals were prevalent in medieval society, they still existed with much controversy. Geoffrey Chaucer, a poet of the period, comments on courtly love in his work The Canterbury Tales. Through the use of satiric elements and skilled mockery, Chaucer creates a work

  • Misogynistism In The Wife Of Bath

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    Geoffrey Chaucer, the author who composed The Canterbury Tales such as The Miller’s Tale, The Wife of Bath’s Tale and Prologue, and the Nun’s Priest’s Tale. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales displays remarkable diversity in the genre, source materials, and themes such as sex, money, and centuries-old tradition of misogynist writing. The characters presented in the Canterbury Tales each depicts a stereotype of the kind of person Chaucer would be familiar with in the 14th century England. The Wife of Bath

  • Essay about The Significance of Women in Chaucer's The Cantebury Tales

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    Chaucer's The Cantebury Tales        In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Cantebury Tales, many stories are told leading to a wide range of topics.  One particular and significant topic Chaucer touches on many times is the role of women.  In stories such as The Millers Tale, The Knight's Tale, and the Wife of Bath's Tale the women of each story are portrayed extremely different.  Alisoun, Emelye, and the wife of Bath, each exemplify three dissimilar ways in which women love.  The way Chaucer describes each of

  • Irony In The Canterbury Tales

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    Throughout The Canterbury Tales Chaucer uses elements of irony. The Canterbury.Tales is a frame story compiling the tales of a number of characters on their way to the Canterbury Cathedral. This Middle-English work was never completely finished due to Chaucer’s death in 1400; however, the twenty-four completed stories have been passed down through hand-written manuscripts.The Pardoner’s Tale and The WIfe of Bath’s Tale both feature a number of ironic statements from the characters within each story

  • Chaucer 's The Canterbury Tales

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    In the general prologue to Geoffrey Chaucer’s, The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer reveals his dissatisfaction of the distribution of power and how that power was maintained in the Medieval England estate system, through the use of his physical description of each of the pilgrims and by the personality of specific members of each caste. To portray these characters and the flaws that they represent in actual medieval society, Chaucer heavily relies on the use of irony to describe many of the travelers in

  • Knights Of The Middle Ages

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    of behavior, conduct and ethics to which all knights were held. These knights were bound by a code of honor. Each knight had to swear that he would defend “the weak, the poor, widows, orphans, and the oppressed. He was to be courteous, especially to women; brave; loyal to his leaders; and concerned about the welfare of his subordinates, or those of lesser rank and position” (Schlager par. 30). Knights of the Middle Ages were not always