Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Clifton, Nicole

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of English

Abstract

In order to establish the arguments found within this paper, I rigorously researched primary and secondary texts of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and John Gower’s Confessio Amantis. My argument mostly consists of my own observations, as I analyzed the primary sources from both literary and linguistic perspectives, such as the authors’ use of biblical illusions, poetic diction, pronouns, sentence structure, argumentative style, and word choice. I also researched several scholarly articles on The Canterbury Tales and Confessio Amantis to grasp a broader understanding of the texts and look at them from new perspectives. Additionally, I researched the political, social, and economic circumstances of the fourteenth-century. After taking all this into consideration, I wrote my paper with a better understanding of what life was like for fourteenth-century women.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

20 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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