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    A Knight's Tale

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    The Canterbury Tales begin with The Knight’s Tale; which chronicles the tragic love triangle of Palamon, Arcite and Emilye. The following tale, which is told by the Miller, is also a love triangle, and is in many ways similar to the Knight’s tale. However, the Miller’s tale sharply contrasts the Knight’s, almost parodying it. The Knight’s tale is a tragic of nobility, heritage and focuses heavily on mythology and astrology, whereas The Miller’s tale is a comedy, focusing on the common-man and his

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    Literary Analysis of Emily in “The Knight’s Tale” Throughout the course of “The Knights Tale” the reader hears much talk about Emily, the sister-in-law of Duke Theseus, but she never says a word until the end of the story just before the great duel. Palamon, one of the main characters who is taken prisoner by Duke Theseus after the war with the Thebes, asks, “Is she a real woman or some fair queen who has slid down from heave to be kind to us perhaps?” The two cousins both saw her beauteous form

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    London in the era 1343 and died in 1400. He is known in the world of Literature for his epic work The Canterbury Tales, which the characters or twenty- nine pilgrims travelling on a pilgrimage narrates their tales to each other. Chaucer produces his work to allow readers to relate to real life situations. Chaucer makes his characters come to life as he gives them occupations and assign tales that introduces the readers to images that brings out contrasts in genre, style, tone and values of the modern

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    Knight's Tale Love

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    In Geoffrey Chaucer’s book “The Canterbury Tales” love and death play a large role in inner mechanisms of the storyline. A point where love is tremendously visible is with Palamon and Arcite. They both share an unrequited love for a woman who in their eyes is a goddess, Emily. She is only seen as an object of love and desire, although she doesn’t feel the same. They both have a love for her which is a problem considering she does not want to marry either. Death is also seen very much in “The Wife

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    finding and exposing suggestions of misogyny (negative attitudes toward women) in literature (Polukis 59). The feminist approach is applicable to Geoffrey Chaucer's, The Canterbury Tales, in which he depicts women in a negative light. Throughout his tales, specifically in The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale he portrays women in a certain manner. The overall manner in which Geoffrey Chaucer displays women negatively, is due to his suggestions that women

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    The Knight’s Tale vs Prioresses’ Tales

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    Which tale would win the storytelling contest? In The Canterbury Tales, there are several pilgrims traveling 55 miles by horse from Southwark to Canterbury. The Pilgrims are traveling to Canterbury for different reasons, such as physical and spiritual healing, something to do, or they were forced to go. Due to the fact that it was going to be a long trip, The Host proposed to have a storytelling contest. Each Pilgrim would tell two tales on the way to Canterbury, and two more on the way back. The

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    The Knight's Tale As the Knight begins his tale, which he embarks upon without preamble, we are instantly reminded of the stateliness of the Knight, his overwhelming human dignity and moral world view, which Chaucer described in the general prologue. The Knight is the epitome of a man of the first estate - noble and humble, courageous and gentle, a warrior and a saint. As befits his elevated class, he speaks with elegance and seriousness about the important attitudes and values that any

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    Chaucer's Knight's Tale: Now you See it, Now you Don't In the Matthean discourse on sin and the kingdom of heaven, Jesus says, "And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire." (Matt.19.9). Yet this homily is perhaps better known through the compressed poetry of the King James translation. "If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out." Grahically and even grotesquely materialized

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    The Miller Parodies of the Knight's Tale The miller parodies the Knight’s Tale in several different ways. He cleverly achieves this through his description of the characters, the style in which the story is told and the way in which the characters conduct themselves in the tale. The style in which the miller begins his tale is similar to the style in which the Knight begins his tale. The style used is fairy tale like, as the miller starts his story with-‘once upon a time.’ The miller

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    Summary and Analysis of The Knight's Tale The Knight's Tale, Part I: The Knight begins his tale with the story of a prince named Theseus who married Hippolyta, the queen of Scythia, and brought her and her sister, Emelye, back to Athens with him after conquering her kingdom of Amazons. When Theseus returned home victorious, he became aware that there was a company of women clad in black who knelt at the side of the highway, shrieking. The oldest of the women asked Theseus for pity. She told

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