Geoffrey Chaucer And The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer is considered among the greatest writers of the English language. Although he wrote “The Canterbury Tales” hundreds of years ago, people can still relate to his characterizations today. It is also amazing that Chaucer was so talented that he could write “The Canterbury Tales” from different points of view. Chaucer wrote “The Canterbury Tales” so he was simultaneously the writer of the story as well as a participating character in it. By using different viewpoints, Chaucer has made his writing attractive for all types of readers throughout the ages.
When reading “The Canterbury Tales”, one can not help but notice the explicit detail Chaucer uses in describing his ...

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personalities of his characters as well. Chaucer not only describes his characters with astounding detail, but he also creates a very individualized specific personality profile that allows the readers to see what goes on inside the characters. Chaucer allows the reader to see the story through an omniscient point of view. He makes it easy for the readers to see internal flaws within the characters. This quality gives the story-added life and is one of the reasons “The Canterbury Tales” has remained so popular through the centuries. When Chaucer writes about the Friar’s personality, he gives examples that allow the reader to really see how he lives his life. The readers saw that the Friar was,
“…Highly beloved and intimate with the County
folk within his boundary.”
The Friar also,
“…knew the taverns well in every town and
every innkeeper and barmaid too…”
With these vivid, detailed characterizations that Chaucer uses, the readers can see just how deceitful and evil that ...

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