Troilus and Criseyde

Edward I. Condren

in Chaucer from Prentice to Poet

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032412
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038339 | DOI:
Troilus and Criseyde

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This chapter discusses two parallels that require special notice, due to Chaucer's handling, having matured very noticeably by the time he began his poem of love in Troy, which may escape notice. First, mathematics has an important function in Troilus and Criseyde, yet it draws such casual attention that its importance has been overlooked. Second, the reliance on earlier literature, from which Book of the Duchess, Parliament of Fowls, and House of Fame select a central theme to emphasize, appears in Troilus and Criseyde as a subject unto itself, elevated for special scrutiny throughout the whole poem.

Keywords: parallels; Chaucer; mathematics; Troilus and Criseyde; central theme; special scrutiny; Book of the Duchess; Parliament of Fowls; House of Fame

Chapter.  18368 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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