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Topic: The Canterbury TalesCourtly Love and The Canterbury Tales
Courtly Love is the idea that a knight would serve his Lady with the same deference and loyalty that he would show to his King. To this lady, a knight would be expected to show complete obedience and submission. Which characters exhibit this tradition of courtly love? Is Chaucer a true believer or a skeptic or does he vacillate between belief and non-belief?
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Well, we are presented with a real mix of characters in this great collection of stories. The most obvious character I think who would display the tradition of Courtly Love as you define it would be the Knight, who tells us the kind of tale that we would expect - of unrequited love and the lengths to which a knight will go to for his lady. However, there are obviously other characters who would definitely not display the tradition of courtly love.
Posted by accessteacher on December 18, 2010 at 6:49 AM (Answer #2)
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