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.
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