Geoffrey Chaucer the author of the book The Canterbury Tales was among England’s best poets. He was born at around 1340 in London. His father was a wine businessman and an assistant of King Butler.
Geoffrey Chaucer’s life is not so understandable especially when we try to look at his early age that is from child hood until the time he started schooling. Geoffrey became skilled at reading a number of languages such as French, Italian language, and even Latin. His skills as a diplomat as well as a public servant are alleged to have been obtained during his enthrallment with the public not forgetting the basics of his English knowledge. During the year 1359 to 1360 Geoffrey Chaucer made a trip with the military of King Edward for war in France for the period of one hundred Years. He only came back to England later when the agreement of Bretigny was made and the King was compensated with a lot of money. Geoffrey Chaucer got married with Philippa Roet who was one of Queen’s ladies. He was blessed with four children this were two boys and two girls. With a lot of pressure to take care of his family and other responsibilities Geoffrey Chaucer still remained in magnificent in his peripatetic services to places like Italy, Spain and even Flanders.
However his peripatetic services had an immense influence on his occupation. Geoffrey Chaucer early scripts were mainly subjected by the customs of the French people who were more interested loved poetry so much. (Chaucer 43) In most of his work Geoffrey Chaucer noted down using Middle English which was a type of English that was used quite many years back. Geoffrey Chaucer was given the title as being one of the earliest English poets who used poems in iambic pentameter apart from creating them effectively using vernacular language. Geoffrey Chaucer has also been able to write quite a good number of poems such as The Book of the Duchess, House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls and The Legend of Good Women. Unfortunately Geoffrey Chaucer passed away on the 25th of October, 1400 in London.
His funeral was done at a place called Westminster Abbey nowadays named as the Poet’s Corner. (Dean 57)
The Canterbury Tales of is nothing but a combination of funny, vulgar, and even emotional narratives that are enlightened by a cluster of imaginary pilgrims moving to a holy place most probably at St. Thomas. The Canterbury Tales was written towards the end of the 14th century and taken to be among the works done by the genius people in literature.
This tales are in most cases notified as part of a story told by some kind of a group of people that are traveling. Geoffrey Chaucer uses this tales together with the images of his characters to cover a sarcastic and significant description in an English community more especially the Church. Structurally this combination tolerates the control of Decameron by Geoffrey Chaucer in which rumors had to say that he was having transversely in his primary diplomatic operation toward Italy but then still peoples liked his tales. (Chaucer 110) The Canterbury Tales was put in black and white during a chaotic instance in history. At the center of the Western division was the Catholic Church despite the fact that it was the only Christian influence in the whole of Europe.
The Catholic Church became a topic of serious disagreement. One of the initial English religious groups by the name Lollardy that was guided by John Wycliffe is stated in the Canterbury Tales, as a precise event concerning people who collected cash in substitute for forgiveness from sin. They asserted to be gathering for one of the hospital found in England by the name St. Mary Rouncesval. The Political conflicts disclosed how complex the chaoses were when Geoffrey Chaucer was writing Tales. Many of Geoffrey Chaucer’s close associates were executed hence forcing him to shift to a place called Kent at least to distance himself from what was going on in London.
The Canterbury Tales echo various visions facing the Churches in England. Subsequently the passing away of Blacks and many Europeans started to raise questions regarding the influence of the customary Churches, Some people decided to intense fewer trails and hence forcing them to start fresh Spartan tips which exposed the corruption church. A number of characters found in The Canterbury Tales are spiritual facts, and the very background of the movement to the Canterbury is spiritual. (Dean 66) The superior group that was symbolized primarily by the Knights with his Squire was in Geoffrey Chaucer’s time sheered in customs of politeness and loyalty.
Aristocracies were anticipated to be influential soldiers who could be mercilessly on the battleground nevertheless gallant in the Christian and the King’s square in their proceedings. Knights were anticipated to shape up a physically powerful communal tie with the gentlemen who wrestled in conjunction with them. However a powerful tie with a woman whom they romanticized in order to reinforce their hostility was too dignified to accomplishment hence frequently its contradictory principles degenerate into brutality. The Canterbury Tales also continually reveal the disagreement among classes. For instance the separations of three estates, the characters are separated to three different classes. Conferences are only followed in case the Knight starts the match with a tale, because they signify the uppermost communal class in the set.
But then when they are tracked by the Miller, in this case who are signifying an inferior class, it positions for them an arena for the Tales in order to be a sign of both esteem and pay no attention to the superior class policy. (Chalmers 45) Geoffrey Chaucer’s characters convey very much different observations of certainty hence creating an impression of relativism. It is clear that diverse genres can give diverse readings of the globe but the way fabliau barely observes the procedures of God, even the saint’s existence centers on those that are at the cost of substantial certainty regions and sermons. The pure figure of unreliable people and tales leaves the Tales at a position we are not capable to land at any specific fact or certainty. The diversity of Geoffrey Chaucer’s tales illustrates the extent of the skills that he has not forgetting his acquaintance with innumerable metaphorical appearances and linguistic approaches.
Medieval institutions of public speaking during that time supported such assortment and hence separating literature into an elevated focus and stumpy techniques when considered by the concentration of metaphorical forms and terminology. (Chaucer 187) One more fashionable technique of separation was approached from St. Augustine and this mainly paid some extra attention on spectators’ reply but fewer on the theme. This made Geoffrey Chaucer to separate his literature work into. Authors were given confidence to inscribe in such a method that makes them to be more intelligent on the speaker’s topic and even the audience themselves. Geoffrey Chaucer moved liberally among all these styles to show no preferential treatment to anybody. He also not only regards the readers of his efforts as the audience, but also as travelers inside the tale hence generating a multi coated metaphorical mystery of uncertainty.
From this many people take Geoffrey Chaucer and his works thus far exceeding the capability of any other particular medieval hypothesis to come across. On the other hand, Geoffrey Chaucer keeps away from aiming any precise audience or public class of people who read his work, centering as an alternative on his own characters, however he uses their account with an ability that is comparative to their social conditions and education. Starting from even characters like Miller, he shows some astonishing metaphorical skills even though their topic is more of having some mass appeal. (Chalmers 98) The terminology employed in the Canterbury Tales also plays a significant element as it is in the senior classes were they refer a female as a lady at the same time the inferior classes also make use of the word wenche with no exclusions.
Sometimes the same word can be used to have a different meaning completely between the two classes. Take for example another word pitee for the superior classes it is taken to be a dignified idea while on the other hand the in some parts it is used to refer to sexual association. However the Canterbury Tales shows some amazing talents among the words both in the inferior classes. In conclusion we can say that there is no any other work proceeding to Geoffrey Chaucer that we can say is recognized to contain a set of collected works like the Canterbury Tales inside the skeleton of travelers traveling. It is understandable however that Geoffrey Chaucer sometimes had to borrow some segment of his narratives from previous narratives hence making his work to be more subjected by the common circumstances of the fictional globe in which he resided. Telling of stories was the major amusement in England during that time, and the competition of telling of stories had been there over the years for a very long time. For example in the 14th century there was a selected person in charge whose main work was to evaluate songs that were done in a group. The victor of the songs could then be acknowledged with a crown.
Likewise the victor of the Canterbury Tales was given dinner at no cost. It was ordinary for travelers who were traveling to choose one person as the head of service to direct in organizing their expedition.
Chalmers, Alexander. The works of the English poets. 8th ed. England: J. Johnson, 2009. Print.
Chaucer, Geoffrey. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. England: Barron’s Educational Series, 1970. Print. Dean, Larry. Canterbury tales. England: Houghton Mifflin, 1982.