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    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.

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    Geoffrey Chaucer

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    Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer was a poet, a writer, and of course a diplomat. Geoffrey Chaucer was born in the early hours of 1340s to John Chaucer, a vintner and assistant to the king's butler. As a boy, he was a leaf to the Countess of Ulster. (Lombardi) Chaucer was the most famous for writing his unfinished Canterbury tales. (Geoffrey Chaucer) He was born in London, only problem is, the exact date and place are unknown. From his writings Chaucer emerges as poet of love, both worldly and heavenly

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    The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer

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    Dickens, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, and Geoffrey Chaucer. People still read and are influenced by the work of these literary geniuses today. In general, people are also familiar with the lives of these trendsetting writers. However, little is known about the man behind the controversial and renowned Canterbury Tales, one of Great Britain’s most prominent literary masterpieces. Geoffrey Chaucer had an unusual and exciting childhood which would later be his inspiration

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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 his writings demonstrate a close familiarity

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    Biography of Author Geoffrey Chaucer

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    Geoffrey Chaucer Introduction Born and raised in London in the 1340s, Geoffrey Chaucer became one of the most important authors in English literature. Throughout his lifetime, he worked as a public servant for Countess Elizabeth and then the British court. He was paid a small stipend, just enough to pay for his food and clothing (Geoffrey Chaucer). Chaucer was born into a wealthy, wine trade family. They were in the bourgeois class and it is to be believed that his father carried on the family wine

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    Geoffrey Chaucer

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    Geoffrey Chaucer ...I think some of Chaucer belongs to his time and that much of that time is dead, extinct, and never to be made alive again. What was alive in it, lives through him..._ --John Masefield Geoffrey Chaucer's world was the Europe of the fourteenth century. It was neither rich or poor, happy nor sad. Rather, it was the intermingling of these, a mixture of splendor and poverty, displaying both worldly desire and spiritual purity. Chaucer's travels through it, mostly on

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    Thesis Statement: Geoffrey Chaucer was one of the most influential writers of the Medieval times. Geoffrey Chaucer was born later than 1340, but probably earlier than 1345. There aren’t any records on his actual date of birth (Theodore 1). Geoffrey Chaucer’s family name was derived from the French ‘Chaussier’ which implies that his family were shoemakers at one time. His father and grandfather were wine merchants, so they were both successful and rising men (Theodore 7). Chaucer died in 1400 on October

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    The General Prologue of the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer sets the stage for the story, introducing us to all 30 pilgrims that are travelling together to Canterbury, England. Chaucer is both Author and Narrator of The Canterbury Tales, who also happens to be one of the pilgrims, describes the 30 characters in good detail in the prologue. Among them is a Monk that appears to be everything that a monk is not supposed to be. One who is also proud of the fact that he is not the model of the

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    Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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    sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.” and is often used to disguise a real message. One shining example of satire in literature is Geoffrey Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales the General Prologue, The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale, and The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale. Chaucer uses his satire to call attention to the issues he sees in their society and the audience he chiefly addresses are those who are being fooled by their firm belief in the church

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    influenced and even changed by Geoffrey Chaucer and his story “Canterbury Tales”. Since the English language really had nothing extraordinary before him, “Chaucer has the opportunity to paint a series of vivid word portraits of a cross-section of his society, from a knight and prioress, to a carpenter and cook; a much-married wife of Bath, to a bawdy miller - an occupation regarded in Chaucer's day as shifty and dishonest” ("The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer." 2). He used this as a way for

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