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    religious sphere on the island in the sixth century. Gregory, before becoming Pope, had long been interested in the island of Britain and desired for it to become part of the Christian world. Through his missionary, Augustine of Canterbury, Gregory was able to set precedents on how to effectively convert pagan people in order to save their souls. Through the writings of Bede, Gregory…

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    Geoffrey Chaucer, born in 1342, gained major recognition for his work on The Canterbury Tales. This book of poetry involves a collection of Tales of pilgrims going on a journey to the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket, as was a tradition at that time. Chaucer’s pilgrims represent people belonging to all the levels of status in the society of 14th century. Chaucer does not discriminate with his characters; rather presents a characteristically true picture of them. His presentation of characters is…

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    As depicted by the countless sold copies of this sort, tragedies appeal to the pathos of human pity. Having been distinguished from their beginning in ancient Greece, when authors such as Sophocles and Homer wrote rhetorics that are still being taught today. In fact, famous, talented Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare is best known for his tragedies including the acclaimed Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, it is no surprise that he exquisitely produced the play “Othello”, illustrating the…

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    In my essay I will first sate the traits of an ideal knight and then discuss the characteristics of an ideal knight as represented in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight while comparing and contrasting them to the characteristics of ideal knights in traditional texts. Quoting examples from the text, I will then discuss, analyze and come to a conclusion if Sir Gawain has been represented as an ideal knight in the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. During the Middle Ages and in many…

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    In 1374, he received the crown living of Lutterworth in Leicestershire, which he retained until his death. Wycliffe received his early education close to his home. It is not known when he first came to Oxford, with which he was so closely connected until the end of his life, but he is known to have been at Oxford around 1345. Thomas Bradwardine was the archbishop of Canterbury, and his book On the Cause of God against the Pelagians, a bold recovery of the Pauline-Augustine doctrine of grace,…

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    Auquan Holmes Mrs. Owens English IV, Period 3 3 December 2014 Chaucer’s Admonishing of the Clergy: A Character Analysis of the Friar in the Canterbury Tales Based on his description of the Monk as a man’s man whose favorite love is hunting and he has elegant horses and fast greyhounds. The Monk isn’t sticking to his religious figure, he shouldn’t be a hunter, over power his expensive habits, and be dressed in fur and gold jewelry. The Monk is able to admit though that he doesn’t live a…

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    Throughout history, there have been several pieces of literature that are remembered for their educational and recreational value. One of these highly acclaimed pieces of work is The Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer composed a thrilling frame tale that includes multiple stories within the plot, which encompass several different values that were essential to have when this book was written. Chaucer included 20 different stories into one, with drastic variations of moral and ethical values.…

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    In Canterbury Tales, pilgrims were making pilgrimages to visit the shrine of Thomas Becket. This pilgrimage started in a place called Southwart. The narrator of this story is Geoffrey Chaucer, who was born into the middle class and considered to be the greatest English poet of his lifetime. He spoke many languages including French and Italian. Chaucer was part of the government, so money was not an issue for him. Society had three levels at this time: clergy, nobles, and traders or general labor…

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    to his connections King Edward III was able to get him released. Due to this favor, he started working for the government and traveling around on diplomatic missions to other countries which ultimately strengthened the quality of his poetry. Fast forward many years and in 1386, and Chaucer lived in Kent, and was voted a justice of the peace and was elected into Parliament. Unfortunately, in the year 1387 his wife passed away. After this unfortunate event, Chaucer began the maturity stage of…

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    English Language. During Chaucer's time in the late 1300’s, he had many issues with the state of how people lived. He used his writing to criticize the societal issues he noticed during his time. He uses Satire in his writings to get his message across to the common people during the 1300’s. Satire is defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. The…

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