In Geoffrey Chaucer: A Collection of Original Essays.
Two recent essays on Chaucer’s possible use of the ..
This collection of stories is great entertainment and some even provide very good moral lessons; most of these stories show the contempt Chaucer had for the Church of England which had control at the time over most of England.
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Chaucer gives us a cross-section of fourteenth century society by giving us the small details of people’s clothing, demeanor and professions; therefore giving us information on the lower and middle classes, not discussed in literature before....
The Moment and Other Essays, by Virginia Woolf, free ebook
In this fabliau Chaucer exposes the problems of an older man marrying a younger women and gives the impression that this situation should not be desired in a marriage, “He was jealous and kept her on a short leash, / for she was wild and young, and he was old” (lines 38-39)....
There is one mind common to all individual men
To find Alice Chaucer's true counterpart we must return to the Book of the Duchess's Duchess, Blanche, first wife to John, Duke of Gaunt, Chaucer's patron, and to Queen Anne of Bohemia, first wife to King Richard II, both of whom were mourned and loved by all.
Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same
Nevertheless, it is perhaps significant that her father, Thomas Chaucer, appears to have had her be named after his father's fictional creation, his Alice of Bath.