M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of English
Chaucer; Geoffrey; d. 1400
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.
Calacci, Benjamin John, "Latin and Italian influences on the works of Geoffrey Chaucer" (1960). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3767.
22 pages, 6 unnumbered pages
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