Articles for tag: Canterbury Tales, Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

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Chaucer’s Criticism of the Catholic Church in The Canterbury Tales

When Geoffrey Chaucer sat down to begin writing his famous and widely revered work, The Canterbury Tales, it is unlikely that he was merely trying to write a novel set of short stories to entertain those educated enough to read them. With the vast number of scholars who currently spend their lives studying the unfinished ...

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Marriage in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Generally speaking, there are four tales in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales which make up the Marriage Group. The Marriage group within the Canterbury Tales includes tales about the conflict between men and women in marriage and how this is, or is not resolved. These tales include “The Wife of Bath’s tale” “The Clerk’s Tale,” “The ...

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The Prioress of ‘The Canterbury Tales’

In “The Canterbury Tales,” Beauty and looks define some of the characters in the general prologue. The Prioress is classified as attractive by medieval standards. This character is attractive for certain reasons. Some of these attributes would be attractive in modern society and some have fallen by the wayside as the definition of beauty has ...

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Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer has been acclaimed as the “Father of English Literature”. His writings (usually the Canterbury Tales) are on required reading lists in literature classes in schools and universities around the world. For any one who still hadn’t heard of him, Chaucer has made appearances in pop culture. For example, Paul Bettany plays Chaucer in ...

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A Summary of “The Knight’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer

“The Knight’s Tale” is part of a collection entitled “The Canterbury Tales.” It is the first of many tales presented by Chaucer in this collection. The setting of the story is ancient Greece long before the days of Themistocles or Pericles. Even the sack of Troy is a more recent occurrence. Our story takes place ...

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Top Three Gardens in Greater Los Angeles, California

It’s likely that you don’t think of Los Angeles, California as a city full of gardens. And yet, the greater Los Angeles area is the home to some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. I live in Los Angeles, and the Huntington Library and Gardens, the Los Angeles Arboretum and the Descanso Gardens ...