Canterbury Tales in Middle English and Modern English

"I saw the end of all things . . . . I went down into the bowels of hell, and I saw the end. You return from a trip like that, and no matter how long you go on living, a part of you will always be dead. . . . April 1945. My unit was in Germany, and we were the ones who liberated Dachau. Thirty thousand breathing skeletons. You've seen the pictures, but the pictures don't tell you what it was like. You have to go there and smell it for yourself; you have to be there and touch it with your own hands. Human beings did it to human beings, and they did it with a clear conscience. That was the end of mankind. . . . God turned his eyes away from us and left the world forever. And I was here to witness it. . . . I couldn't just go home after the war and forget about it. I had to keep that place in my head, to go on thinking about it every day for the rest of my life."

The Autobiographical Fallacy in Chaucer and Langland Studies.

The Knight from Canterbury Tales A hero or heroine can be found in many different forms.
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In her "The Poet's Sense of History," Frank goes to great lengths to show the historical connection between and the age it was likely written in. To do so, she uses examples ranging from writers such as Chaucer to "Christian Platonists" such as William of Conches and Alan of Lille.

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Examples include Princess Melusine in French dynastic mythology, Dame Ragnelle, and the old woman in the Wife of Bath's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Chaucer's Harry Bailey states that he "smells a Lollard" when the Parson rebukes him for cursing.
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Gillian Overing, on the other hand, does not even mention the mourner at all, and yet her examination at how the women in Beowulf act in response to the spoken tales of women they hear does far more to empower the mourner. Overing falls short of making two critical observations. The first of these observations is that Beowulf not only is conscious of the effect stories have on him, but he also derives his courage against both Grendel and his Mother from that same connection:

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"Given the partial failure of national revolution in the so-called Third World, post-colonial theory [i.e., Edward Said and followers] was wary of all talk of nationhood. Theorists who were either too young or too obtuse to recall that nationalism had been in its time an astonishingly effective anti-colonial force could find in it nothing but a benighted chauvinism or ethnic supremacism. . . . If the idea of the nation . . . . fostered some dangerous illusions, it also helped to turn the world upside down. Indeed, revolutionary nationalism was by far the most successful radical tide of the twentieth century. In one sense, different groups and classes in the Third World indeed faced a common Western antagonist. . . . the nation was a way of rallying different social classes--peasants, workers, students, intellectuals--against the colonial powers which stood in the way of their independence" (10-11).

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How is the Miller's tale a takeoff or spoof on aristocratic romance? Is Chaucer satirizing common people or aristocrats? How can you tell?

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Richards' seminal experiments in "close reading," could be easily adapted to Chaucer or other medieval works. Review and tailor the Practical Criticism lesson plan: