publication . Article . 2000

The representation of chivalry in The Knight's Tale

Sánchez Martí, Jordi;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2000 Journal: Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (issn: 0214-4808, eissn: 2171-861X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad de Alicante Servicio de Publicaciones
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to determine to what extent the contemporaneous state of chivalry has influenced Chaucer's Knight in his literary endeavor. First I analyze the Knight's personality, which evinces his militant and nonconformist nature: as opposed to the majority of knights, Chaucer's Knight, in an attempt to uphold the ideal of chivalry, is engaged in religious campaigns, while he refrains from taking part in the Hundred Years War. To his eyes this is an immoral war among Christians which is mainly motivated by the lucrative desires of the so-called nobles.
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free text keywords: Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Knight's Tale, Cuentos de Canterbury, Literatura medieval, Caballeros, Caballería, Nobleza, Chivalry, Nonconformist, Militant, History, Knight, Performance art, Literature, business.industry, business, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Genealogy, English language, PE1-3729, English literature, PR1-9680
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publication . Article . 2000

The representation of chivalry in The Knight's Tale

Sánchez Martí, Jordi;