Samples "The Canterbury Tales"

The Canterbury Tales

The Miller and the Wife of Bath: A Comparison

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales covers a number of topics and voices across the various tales. By comparing two of them it is possible to see a pattern emerge in prominence of issues of the day. In the Miller’s tale and the Wife of Bath’s the stories revolve around marriage and faithfulness...

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Chaucer’s Portrayal of The Monk in the General Prologue of Cantebury Tales

Chaucer’s portrayal of the Monk in the General Prologue of the Canterbury Tales reveals what in modern terms may be called a critique of institutionalized religion. Namely, the synopsis of the Monk provided explicitly contrasts with presupposed visions of the archetype of the holy man. The Monk is, in other...

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Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales

Although The Canterbury Tales was produced by Chaucer nearly eight centuries ago and the world is vastly changed place from his era, one thing remains the same: human nature. Just like in the 1300’s people will occupy or possess various ranges on the moral compass. There will always be the...

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The Pardoner

The Pardoner’s Tale is primarily based around the concepts of hypocrisy and morality. The initial part of the tale sees the Pardoner introduce himself as an immoral character, then proceeds to start telling a moral tale, an exemplum. Although it is initially unclear why the Pardoner is being so honest...

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Canterbury Tales: Function of Simile

This paper discusses the use of similes by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. It focuses on the explanation of a simile as a figure of speech and later examines the functions of selected similes in two different contexts. First, the function of one simile in the context of “The...

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The Canterbury Tales: Medieval Literature

In The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer, the narrator clearly admires the knight, who exemplifies the virtues and honors that a medieval knight needed to possess. The narrator describes that he was a “worthy man.” The knight valued chivalry, truth, honor, freedom and respect; these were often considered a part of...

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Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: Celebrating Individuality During The Middle Ages

Before TV and the Internet existed as forms of entertainment, there existed Chaucer. In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer’s diverse group of individuals, share tales to pass the time on their journey to Canterbury. Similar to modern-day talk shows that focus on popular topics, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales focus on topics such...

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The Canterbury Tales: Chaucer’s magnum opus

The Canterbury Tales is a set of 24 stories written during the fourteenth century by Geoffrey Chaucer in Middle English. The Canterbury Tales is widely considered as Chaucer’s magnum opus. The plot of the stories is about a band of pilgrims who travel together from London with the end goal...

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The Canterbury Tales Prologue

The storyline was developed and advanced in an anthology of twenty-four stories that depict the role of religion as the source of mutualism and amicable existence within the human domain. Precisely, the author is an English man named Geoffrey Chaucer who published the book in 1387 (Edwards 92). Effective analysis...

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The Canterbury Tales and stylistics

In The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer uses a number of important rhetorical devices such as imagery, symbolism, allegory, satire, setting, genre synthesis, etc. Chaucer’s book opens with the General Prologue, in which the writer describes the appearance of each of the characters. While describing various people, the author makes allusions...

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