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By Tison Pugh

ISBN-10: 0813044243

ISBN-13: 9780813044248

Geoffrey Chaucer is greatly thought of the daddy of English literature. This creation starts with a overview of his existence and the cultural milieu of fourteenth-century England after which expands into analyses of such significant works because the Parliament of Fowls, Troilus and Criseyde , and, in fact, the Canterbury stories , analyzing them along a variety of lesser identified verses. one of many early hurdles confronted via scholars of Chaucer is attaining ease and fluency with heart English, yet Tison Pugh presents a transparent and concise pronunciation advisor and a thesaurus to aid amateur readers navigate Chaucer's literature in its unique language. extra severe gear, together with a survey of the writer's assets and short summaries of significant plot traces, make An creation to Geoffrey Chaucer an integral source for college kids, lecturers, and a person who has ever desired to study extra approximately this significant determine of English literature.

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Is that youre los? ” (1304–10) The Man in Black told Chaucer this his beloved was dead when they first met (475–79), and so his surprise at this revelation rings narratively hollow and yet emotionally true. The keen pains of loss resonate throughout the Book of the Duchess, but Chaucer does not attempt to imbue his poem with an anodyne moral. His heartfelt response of pity offers comfort without any real hope of lessening the Man in Black’s emotional torment. The Book of the Duchess concludes abruptly, with the hunt ending, the knight departing, and the narrator waking, and then determining to write down his dream: “Thys ys so queynt a sweven [dream] / That I wol, be processe of tyme, / Fonde [devise] to put this sweven in ryme” (1330– 32).

Much like Jason in the Legend of Hypsipyle and Medea, who relies on a woman’s assistance to overcome an overwhelming obstacle and then forsakes her, Theseus plays the cad in the Legend of Ariadne (in contrast to his more heroic role in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale). Ariadne’s father Mi- Chaucer’s Literature 31 nos orders Theseus to be sacrificed to the Minotaur (1928–51), but, after consulting with her sister Phaedra, Ariadne instructs him how to defeat the beast and escape the labyrinth (1952–2156).

Chaucer borrows extensively from other genres in this dream vision, and his use of the blazon, a standard feature of love poetry in which the lover praises his beloved’s unsurpassable attractiveness, interrupts the flow of the narrative to allow the reader to revel in this lost lady’s loveliness. Certainly, much of the Man in Black’s speech addresses the beauty and magnificence of his beloved, and his words invite the reader and Chaucer as narrator to contemplate her exceptional loveliness and, by extension, the Man in Black’s heartache for her loss.

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