Choose two of the following female characters: the Wife of Bath and Tamora in Titus Andronicus

For the sake of analysis in this essay, two characters namely; the Wife of Bath and Tamora are selected. The Wife of Bath features in a Middle English Canterbury tales (Chaucer 106). The tale is an interrogation of the role of late Middle Ages Woman. The author of the tale has developed the woman character […]

The Knight: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

The Knight is the narrator of the first tale in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The Knight’s character is the complete opposite of the knight in the Wife of Bath’s Tale who rapes a girl. During the group’s pilgrim to Canterbury the Host suggests a story telling competition. The Knight draws the shortest stick and tells […]

Interpreting Dreams That Never Occurred: The Dream Sequence in The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Its Implied Concepts

As history records show, feminism and Middle Ages are not quite compatible; despite the fact that the idea of women’s liberation was started way back in the Ancient Greece (DuBois, 2007), the Dark Ages set the evolution of a feminist movement back to the era of chauvinism and male dominance. Despite men being predominantly satisfied […]

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of English poetry, was the first who started writing in English, not in Latin, as writers and poets used to. No one knows for sure how he spent his early years of life as well as no one knows where he was after 1400. This year is considered as the date […]

The Change of Meaning of the Word “Nice”

Introduction Admittedly, all languages develop throughout centuries due to various reasons. The English language has been influenced by many factors. Thus, people always “invent” or simply borrow new words, and forget some old words. This is the case with a word which is now widespread. The word “nice” was borrowed in 13th century from French […]

“The Tale of the Wife of Bath” by Geoffrey Chaucer

Through the narration of the Canterbury tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, the author, explicitly highlights the private life and behavior of the characters. For instance, from the General prologue and The Tale of the Wife of Bath, the reader is able to describe the Wife’s personality, physical appearance, and biography. From her body appearance, though at old […]

Dante’s Divine Comedy and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

English literature is one of the most fascinating and interesting types of literature in the whole world. Lots of foreign masterpieces are translated into English in order to provide people with opportunities to enjoy these works in the international language. This is why world literature, including African, Asian, European, and American works, is usually presented […]

Literary analysis on the Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of “the Canterbury Tales”, exploits the degeneration, immorality, and subversion of the church. The Roman Catholic Church ruled or dictated the entire Europe by the end of nineteenth century. Besides being popular, the church build its cathedrals (buildings) using expensive metals like gold while the clergy lived a flamboyant lifestyle. Although […]