The Knight's Tale And The Canterbury Tales Analysis

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Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales’ are some of the greatest works in literature. He takes thirty-one different characters of a pilgrimage and tells their stories from his perspective. He uses some of his characters as allegories or interpreted with hidden meanings. Two of the tales that are similar yet different are The Knight’s Tale and The Squire’s Tale. These two tales have the same underlying theme but the tone and saturation are different in their own respects. These two tales have good lessons to be told. The Knight and The Squire are represented with a father and son relationship. The Knight and The Squire are from the same class and vocation but they differ in the fact that each represents a different part of society. The Knight …show more content…
The things described in the tale are based on the best or greatest they can be. The main character of the story, Thesus, is that of a great conqueror and of great statue and significance. The story is essentially about the love of one woman, Emily. The two prisoners, Palamon and Arcite, whom are best friends yet fight for the affection of Emily. Thesus allows the two men to fight each other with the help of a hundred knights. Whoever wins, gets the heart of Emily. This shows how the story is epic in its own right because it is based off of chivalry and honor. This helps with the finding of the tone because it makes things feel larger than life itself. It convinces the readers of the importance of the main character and his worth in the …show more content…
The mock of the difference in society is shown very well. The Knight’s Tale is meant to show how society should be seen and The Squire’s Tale is meant to show how society is seen. In a perfect world, chivalry and modesty would be used every day. It wouldn’t matter how many battles were won or how, but rather for what reason and what purpose. The Knight’s Tale is a good example because it is about these traits as well as true love. The Squire’s Tale mocks how society is today. It is about how well the person looks and what power items have over anything else. The interruption was used as a form to better show how society is

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