An examination of Chaucer's Pardoner"s Tale with specific relevance to the narrator of the tale. Discusses the Prologue to the tale and how it revleas the Pardoner's character.
Refutes the theory that the era was a re-birth of European culture. Contends it was a progression from the Middle Ages.
WOMEN IN "CANTERBURY TALES".
Author's depictions of women in 'Wife of Bath's Tale' & 'Nun's Priest's Tale.' Cultural background, love, sexuality, relations with men, marriage, feminism, religion, morality.
Art Forms Matrix
A comprehensive chart comparing and contrasting various art forms (visual arts, architecture, literature, and music)characteristic of Greek, Roman, Islamic, Chinese/Japanese,Gothic, and Baroque cultures.
WIFE OF BATH.
Examines character, her prologue & tale in Chaucer's [Canterbury Tales] as example of women as complex & struggling with independence, social conformity, marriage, sex, guilt, morality.
Female Stereotypes in Pre-Modern Literature
This paper examines and discusses the female stereotypes of pre-modern literature through Chaucer's Wife of Bath in the Canterbury Tales, Marie de France's The Lay of the Were-Wolf (or Bisclavaret), and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
CHAUCER AND POPE.
Approaches to women by the two poets. Discusses Chaucer's view of women exemplified by "The Wife of Bath" in the CANTERBURY TALES, and Alexander Pope's THE RAPE OF THE LOCK. Pope's satirical view of aristocratic women. Difference in sexual aspects of both poems.
Humor in the Canterbury Tales
This paper analyzes Chaucer's use of humor in The Canterbury Tales, and considers the way in which the comedy serves to provide social commentary. Chaucer's use of humorous characters to highlight the beauty and ugliness of human nature.