Publication Date

1960

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of English

LCSH

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400

Abstract

This paper will consider the Latin and Italian influences on Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde," "The House of Fems" "The Legend of Good Women," and "The Canterbury Tales." Any consideration of the Italian influences on the works of Chaucer would certainly begin with Giovanni Boccaccio, and particularly with his influence on Troilus and Criseyde." Boccaccio, in his "Il Filostrato" and his uncompleted "Filocolo" was the first artist to use the sources of Benoit and Guide. "Il Filostrato," Witten in 1339, became in Boccaccio's hands a finished poem, not a Rare series of stories, Ha changed the name of the heroine to Criseida and made her a widow, freer than a girl to act the part to which she is assigned. b» is also the keen injector of desire, sorrow, and humor into the love themes.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

22 pages, 6 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois State Teachers College

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In Copyright

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