Troilus and Criseyde Topics for Discussion

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What role does religion play in Chaucer's poem?

How does Chaucer reconcile the Christian beliefs of his own and of his listeners with the mythological religion of the characters in his poem?

How does Troilus' view of his own free will change over the course of the story? What changes it?

Does Troilus share any of the blame for his own fate?

Is Criseyde to blame for her actions? Why or why not?

Does Pandarus act honorably regarding his niece?

How does the final scene where Troilus' soul ascends to Heaven color the narrative that precedes it?

Chaucer seems reluctant to condemn Criseyde for her actions. Why might this be?

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