Canterbury Tales Interpretation Essay

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The Canterbury Tales seemed to have been written in the late 1300’s, its interpretation is very confusing. Chaucer’s plan for the Canterbury tales was fictional purposes projected by about one hundred twenty stories only two per pilgrim on the way there and back to Canterbury. There were only twenty two stories actually completed with the exception of two beginnings to two more stories. It was also thought that he used fictitious pilgrimage as framing devices for a number of stories. Chaucer’s artistic exploitation of the device is, in any case altogether his own. Chaucer’s narrators represent range of occupations, but they should not be mistaken for realism it was said they were unlikely to join together on equal terms. The wide variety…show more content…
“Maister” is paramount in marriage to the Wife of Bath, because in her eyes, men and women cannot be equal in partnership and one of the two must always concede power to the other. Despite all of the characterization and time devoted to developing the Wife of Bath and her story, Chaucer’s own opinion of what “maister” was could have differed quite a bit from what the Wife of Bath presented by her very characterization, the authenticity of her story is thrown into…show more content…
In the final fragment he makes explicit a metaphor that has been implicit all along in the journey Canterbury. In the “Retraction that follows the Parsons Tales He acknowledges work which his reputation depend on. A readiness to deny his own reality before the reality or his god is implicit in many of Chaucer’s works, and the placements of the “ Retraction” within or just outside the border of the fictional pilgrimage suggests that although Chaucer finally rejected his fictions, he recognized that he and they were
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