"The Canterbury Tales"
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The paper discusses how Chaucer lived in the complex social situation that was fourteenth century England and shows how "The Canterbury Tales" is written through a particular lens. The paper analyzes the female characters that Chaucer presents in light of his personal bias. The paper demonstrates how "The Canterbury Tales" were written to entertain a medieval audience and asserts that we should only relate to them as an indication as to what English society was like.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales. New York: Penguin, 2003.
- De Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex. New York: Vintage, 1989.
- Gardner, Patrick and Miriam. SparkNote on The Canterbury Tales. 15 Aug. 2006 <http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/canterbury/>.
- Hallett, Nicky. "Women." From A Companion to Chaucer. Edited by Peter Brown. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000. Pages 480-494.
- Halliday, F. E. Chaucer and His World. New York: The Viking Press, 1968.
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