Chaucer, The General Prologue

"The General Prologue as a microcosm of the medieval world" The idea of a pilgrimage as a framework for the tales lends Chaucer the device to represent ensembles of almost all kinds of occupations practiced, and, by extension, other aspects of medieval life in his time. This is one instance of the General Prologue being… Continue reading Chaucer, The General Prologue


Milton, Paradise Lost I

  July 21st, 2017, Friday General A central work in the language and it seems, in Christian faith, Paradise Lost by Milton is ┬áhis treatise on the world view he developed: the consideration of Ptolemy's ideas (book 8) and alternatives to them, setting Adam as the hero of his epic, and, if there are two… Continue reading Milton, Paradise Lost I