Humor in the "Canterbury Tales" Essay by The Research Group

Humor in the "Canterbury Tales"
An analysis of Geoffrey Chaucer's use of humor in the "Canterbury Tales".
# 71161 | 2,300 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in Literature (English)

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This paper analyzes Chaucer's use of humor in "The Canterbury Tales" and considers the way in which the comedy serves to provide social commentary. It also examines Chaucer's use of humorous characters to highlight the beauty and ugliness of human nature.

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"When analyzing The Canterbury Tales, many critics take issue with Geoffrey Chaucer's use of humor and his failure to seriously address the major ills of his day. Chaucer's references to the Black Death, the Peasant's revolt and the labor disputes of the ..."

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