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...llor for a man who seems to be very similar to how he was in his waking life. In doing so, Chaucer’s narrator’s transformation connotes the fact that allowing yourself to come to terms with and find peace with your grievances through the catharsis of talking about and opening up to others is far more beneficial than enveloping yourself in a gloomy, emotionally-charged haze. As a result, although the discussion of the narrator has been divided amongst literary scholars, Chaucer may have purposefully allowed his narrator to appear as both “dull” and “stupefied” as well as mature and sensitive in order to show the rationale of using reason to deal with grief. Therefore, the transformation that his narrator undergoes conveys an allegoric representation of the problems he was faced with in his own life and, as a result, presents the proper method to mourn and move on.
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