The Effects of Geoffrey Chaucer's Education on the Canterbury Tales
The Medieval period was one of transformation. The great religious pilgrimages that occurred effected the course of history. Social set-ups were believed to be ordained by God and were not to be changed (www.aol/barrons 1). Thus, Geoffrey Chaucer introduces each of the characters in the prologue of The Canterbury Tales and establishes their role in society. The church hierarchy was thought to be of
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society in which he lived are all apparent due to his extensive education. The Canterbury Tales offer an abundance of knowledge of the period as well as a window into certain professions (http://www.virginia.edu/literature/chaucer 2). While serving as a historical document, the Tales fuse several levels of society together (http://www.virginia.edu/literature /chaucer/defense 2). It has been commented that "the noticeable thing about them (the Tales) is their normality" (Anderson 85).