The Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer Essay

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The Canterbury Tales: Nun The Canterbury Tales is one of the most famous stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer. It was written between the 13th and 14th century. The tale consists of a collection of stories that transition into one big piece of work. The Canterbury Tales is about a group of thirty pilgrims traveling to Canterbury also known presently as England. We experience many different tones from every pilgrim throughout the story. The stories told by these pilgrims are introduced in different portions of the pilgrimage to Canterbury. Chaucer’s goal of the story was to incorporate each pilgrim in at least four tales; however he never had the chance to finish his work. In the general prologue Chaucer gives a detailed description about the nun Prioress. When describing the nun he includes the physical and spiritual relationship that arises during their pilgrimage. He introduces her as giving more heart than others on the pilgrimage to minor things. While unfolding the nun’s position in society, Chaucer uses irony to give a description of her. Everything that Chaucer depicts of the Prioress means the opposite. Chaucer views the nun Prioress as a caring, quiet, and loving person by describing her as a sentimental figure towards all of God’s creation and by having her tale from both a religious and spiritual standpoint. In the “General Prologue”, Chaucer introduces a nun Prioress called Madame Eglantine. The nun Prioress is presented with all the…

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