The Canterbury Tales Essay | Middle Vs. Modern English in the Canterbury Tales

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Middle Vs. Modern English in the Canterbury Tales

Summary: As its name suggests, Middle English is the language that was spoken in the country of England around the 12th to 15th centuries. When reading a work such as The Canterbury Tales, there are many advantages and disadvantages to the work being in both middle and modern English.
Middle vs. Modern English in The Canterbury Tales

As its name suggests, Middle English is the language that was spoken in the country of England around the 12th to 15th centuries. Middle English became the prominent language in England near the end of the 11th century shortly after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror in 1066. Unlike England's preceding language, Old English, Middle English evolved into much more of a written language. There were many writers and educated English scholars who worked to translate Old English texts into the new Middle English language. There were also writers, such as Geoffrey Chaucer, who used the Middle English language to write new works which employed new and creative literary techniques. One such work, The Canterbury Tales, is a work that has been recognized as having an extreme significance on the development of the Middle...

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