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A Review of The Clerk's Tale and Traffic in Women

A 10 page exploration of the 1975 contentions of anthropologist Gayle Rubin. Her article, The Traffic in Women Notes on the Poli...

Society According to Geoffrey Chaucer

In a paper consisting of twelve pages the ways in which Chaucer's writings reflect Medieval Europe, with specific emphasis on The ...

Five Tales of Anti Feminism

In five pages the anti feminist handling of female characters in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, Chaucer's The Wi...

Marriage in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales -Merchant and Wife of Bath

A paper comparing and contrasting the views of marriage by two of Chaucer's characters in The Canterbury Tales, the Merchant and t...

Canterbury Tales and The Song of Roland

should control the entire known world and so the theme of religion, and the power of religious men, was not questioned in The Song...

Various Approaches to Love in Literature

This essay presents an overview of how love is used thematic in various texts, which includes Dante's Divine Comedy, Chaucer's Can...

Chaucer's Merchant and Archetypes

role as archetypes of classes of humanity, Blake identifies many of the figures with the characters of Greek myth, whom also alleg...

Chaucer's View of Religion, The Canterbury Tales

This essay pertains to the clergy members who are part of Chaucer's band of travelers in "The Canterbury Tales." The writer argues...

The Iliad and "The Knight's Tale"

This essay presented an argument that Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" reflects the ideals of Homer's The Iliad. Four pages in lengt...

Variety In the Structure of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

This paper examines the concepts of form, function, and variety utilized by Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. This eleven page pap...

Women in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and in Boccaccio's Decameron

away from her. She asks him what is the matter. He answers that she is old and ugly and low born. The old woman demonstrates to hi...

Irony in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Prologue

a Prioresse/That of hir smiling was ful simple and coy./Hir gretteste ooth was but by saint Loy!/And she was cleped Madam Eglantin...

Development of English Literature from 'Beowulf' to Alexander Pope

very clear division between those who followed Christianity in the genuine way, and those who used it merely for their own advance...

Images of War in Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer

Now here, now there, he hunted hem so faste, Ther nas but Grekes blood; and Troilus, Now hem he hurte,...

Medieval Poets on Love

wide range of emotions. Sir Thomas Wyatt, the Elder (1503-1542), was a pioneer of the English sonnet, which was a variation of th...

Barbara Walters and a Theoretical TV Symposium on Women

In three pages this paper discusses a theoretical TV symposium regarded on the presentation of women in literature and thoughts on...

Depiction of Merlin, Monmouth, and Briton by Geoffrey Monmouth

In ten pages this paper discusses national identity within the context of Geoffrey Monmonth's heroic tale and includes the nationa...

Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" And O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" - Evil

4 pages in length. Evil - a self-perpetuating entity of myriad literary tales - presents itself as a force that challenges the ve...

Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" And O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" - Evil

some do not stop to consider the consequences of their actions. Brown is especially aware of this fact as he becomes "a stern, a ...

A Comparative Analysis of the Anonymous 'The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell(e)' and Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Tale'

a temporary reprieve. She gave him one year and one day to determine what a woman desires. If he was able to successfully answer...

Characters in 'The Cook,' 'The Shipman,' 'The Doctor' and 'The Guildsmen' in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

be seen as a positive sign, as it is though the tales that many of the characters are seen to show their true colours. However, wi...

Women's Sexual and Social Roles in Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Tale' and The Book of Margery Kempe

the individual characters of the story within the stories he was telling. In fact, Chaucer himself was a prime example of what was...

Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Miller's Tale,' 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' and the Themes of Code and Courtesy

In five pages this paper evaluates whether the honor code and courtesy are used righteously or self righteously in these Medieval ...

Chaucer

Chaucer was the sheer difficult nature of surviving in his times. It was a time when infant mortality was high, when struggles abo...

Comparative Analysis of 'Araby' by James Joyce and 'A and P' by John Updike

In a comparative analysis of five pages John Updike retells Joyce's classic tale in a contemporary way with distinctions made betw...

The Legend of Good Women, Dante Alighieri, and Geoffrey Chaucer

In eight pages correlation between The Legend of Good Women and the works of Dante and Chaucer is established through textual clue...

Human Frailty and Compassion in the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

In five pages this paper examines whether he was tolerant of human frailty or simply delighted in poking fun at it. Four sources ...

Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer and the Character of Pandarus

In six pages a character analysis of Pandarus in Troilus and Criseyde by Chaucer is presented. Five sources are cited in the bibl...

Perspectives on Knighthood Offered by Geoffrey Chaucer

In five ppates this research paper considers how Chaucer envisioned knighthood and knights based upon the works The Book of the Du...

Ending of Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer

In five pages this research paper analyzes the controversial ending of Chaucer's work with the position taken that it is inconclus...