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by Aurelius Augustinus

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Analyze the differences between Augustine's Confessions and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in relation to spirituality and religion.

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The most obvious similarity between the two works is that both describe a pilgrimage, but a closer investigation reveals significant differences. Confessions describes a spiritual pilgrimage toward Christianity, and Canterbury Tales takes place in the context of a pilgrimage to Canterbury. The emphasis in Confessions is on a Christianity that rejects the worldly, including sexual appetites and material greed. Canterbury Tales engages...

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