Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales

Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales

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a€œFate, a€ might have been the answer of some, at least, in Chaucera#39;s audience. a€œ Either that or Providence.a€ Chaucer doesna#39;t simply raise these questions implicitly , however: he brings them home with a vengeance. When the tournament takes place, Arcite wins, but, as we have seen, is killed afterwards in what looks like a freak accident. ... All this time the actions of the characters have been watched over by the gods: especially by a€œmighty Mars the reda€ to whom not only Theseus but alsoanbsp;...

Title:Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales
Author:John C. Hirsh
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-04-15


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