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              Geoffrey Chaucer      The greatest poet of the Middle English period was the son of a wealthy wine-merchant of powerful connections. As a boy he was a page to the Countess of Ulster, and later was employed as a valet in the Royal household. In 1359, serving with the English army in France, he was taken prisoner and King Edward III subscribed £16 upon the payment of his ransom. Thereafter he spent many years in

  • Chaucer

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    Religion plays an important role in Medieval times, being a moral guide for all people to live by. In fact the characters of Canterbury tales are taking their religious pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas Becket was martyred. However, Chaucer notices the corruption in religion and many of his characters in the tales hold religious office. Most of these members, except the Parson, contravene their vows of chastity and morality, and live an immoral life that does not reflect the Church

  • Chaucer

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    Beowulf of the eighth century and Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales of the fourteenth century.      The time in which Chaucer lived was "one of the most disagreeable periods of our national history" (Legouis 80). The Black Death destroyed a third of the population and many people turned to the church for help. Goeffery Chaucer, being "the great poetical observer of men, who in every age is born to record and eternize" (Blake 51), wrote The Canterbury Tales

  • Chaucer

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    these woes upon their husbands. In setting forth her views of marriage, however, she actually proves that the opposite is true. “Experience, though noon auctoritee Were in this world, is right ynough for me To speke of wo that is in mariage...” (Chaucer 105). The Wife of Bath, in her Prologue, proves to her own satisfaction that the Miller's perception of marriage is correct, and then declares that it is indeed acceptable for a woman to marry more than once. She claims that chastity is not necessary

  • Chaucer

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    includes bashing the church and upper class is beyond simple. Geoffrey Chaucer accomplished that task and it was questioned by many people. Chaucer uses what is called “satire” in all his short stories in “The Canterbury Tales.” Satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Chaucer knew that the church was full of hypocrites; that was his main focus. His

  • Chaucer

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    appear to be to many as being righteous men. It is only on the inside that reveals the evidence of deception. "Let God be true, and every man a liar." A tree can be determined by the fruit that it bears. The Parson, according to Chaucer, is that tree of which bears much fruit. Much the same can be spoken about the pastor of the church of which I attend, Reverend Wayne Miller. A true man of God, one of righteousness, can be depicted by the fruit that is produced from the love in one’s

  • Chaucer

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    Church and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales In discussing Chaucer's collection of stories called The Canterbury Tales, an interesting illustration of the Medieval Christian Church is presented. I think that the Medieval Church was full of corruption, and Chaucer depicts this corruption through The Pardoners Tale. At the same time as the corruption, there can also be an argument for the opposing side stating that the church is not corrupted. This can be shown with the character of the monk from The Monk’s

  • Geoffrey Chaucer

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    Geoffrey Chaucer Before William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer was the preeminent English poet, and still retains the position as the most significant poet to write in Middle English. Chaucer was born in the early 1340s to a middle-class family. His father, John Chaucer, was a vintner and deputy to the king's butler. His family's financial success came from work in the wine and leather businesses. Little information exists about Chaucer's education, but

  • Geoffrey Chaucer

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    Geoffrey Chaucer is renowned as one of the most prominent and innovative writers in the history of the English language. He was born in London to a thriving merchant family, gaining an opportunity for education in elite schools. Chaucer learned French, the language of wine trade, while working for his father; whom served him to explore and pursue his love of poetry from a young age (Bleiberg). Over the course of his maturity, he developed remarkable skills to write his own first poems in French.

  • Chaucer on the Web

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    Chaucer on the Web It has been only a few years since the Internet has become available to most of us. Since then, it has played an amazing role, and it changes our lives every day. We use the Internet to communicate with friends, to check news, and to find information. The Web contains a great amount of data about everything, and Geoffrey Chaucer is one popular subject. There are hundreds of sites dedicated to this great poet who was born in London between