The Representation of the Love Triangle in Chaucer

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The Representation of the Love Triangle in The Book of Duchess, The House of Fame and The Parliament of Fowls. The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame and The Parliament of Fowls are the first three major works of the poet, Chaucer. Each of these poems is seemingly related to love. One view that reveals itself throughout the three poems is the human ability or inability to balance love on three levels, configured …

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…the three levels of love. Courtly love, often of the focus of Chaucerís work, proves itself to be the breakdown of the triangle. Glorified and romanticized lust becomes the obsession of many minds and the result is often disastrous, leading to death. The focal point of the triangle, being God leads to harmony. When God is the center of life, it provides structure, peace and equilibrium to all other aspects of oneís life.