The Canterbury Tales Essay | What a Story Reveals about the Story Teller

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What a Story Reveals about the Story Teller

Summary: From Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, stories from the Wife of Bath, the Knight, and the Miller are used to identify characteristics about the orators, as well as Chaucer.
Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the Canterbury Tales from the view of a pilgrim journeying with many other travelers who all had tales to tell. I believe that the stories told by the characters in Chaucer's book gives us insight into the individual spinning the tale as well as Chaucer as the inventor of these characters and author of their stories. There are three main characters whose stories I will be using as examples: The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Tale, and The Wife of Bath's Tale.

The knight told a tale of love, bravery, chivalry, justice, romance, and adventure. His story included two cousins and sworn brothers, Palamon and Arcite, who were both enraptured by the love of one woman, Emily. Emily was related to king Theseus who had the two friends imprisoned in a tower. It was from this tower that the two...

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