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Chaucer's <i>Knight's Tale</i> and The Three Ages of Man

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print March 1984 | ISBN: 9780198111870
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670657 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0002
Chaucer's Knight's Tale and The Three Ages of Man

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Previously, Richard Neuse, Douglas Brooks, and Alastair Fowler stated that age is a variable factor that should be taken into account when considering the main actors in the Knight's Tale, may they be divine or human. This chapter discusses this poem by Chaucer and presents an analysis of the characters using this proposed factor. The characters are then analysed based on the three ages of man: youth, maturity, and old age.

Keywords: Knight's Tale; Chaucer; age; youth; maturity; old age; Richard Neuse; Douglas Brooks; Alastair Fowler

Chapter.  8319 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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