A Glimpse at Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales


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A Glimpse at Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
This paper treats the Canterbury Tales as the only source from the fourteenth century; it asks what the great poem tells you about the past and how the poem can enlighten us vis-à-vis medieval education, the role of women, the nature of honour and chivalry, and what it reveals about human sexuality. At the same time, the source says a great deal about the ideals of certain segments of society. Of particular interest to us will be the extent to which Chaucer deals with the conflict between friendship and love and how he deals with the quandary of the human condition.
Starting with education, we can pretty much assert that the heavy religious overtones of the work reveal that religion, theology and...
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.....take such a huge percentage of the total population.
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