The Testament of Cresseid

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    entitled, The Testament of Cresseid. Although the two highly expressive pieces of poetry are inclusive of and are remarking on consistent characters, Chaucer and Henryson could not have composed two more vastly contrasting representations of the same woman. In examining the representations of Chaucer’s Criseyde and Henryson’s Cresseid, the poems’ differences and similarities were relatively clear. Chaucer’s guarded ambiguity versus Henryson’s bold explicitness towards the heroine’s body’s…

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