Knight Essays

An Analysis of Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale

In what ways and to what extent is Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale appropriate to its teller, “a verray parfit, gentil knycht?Sophie KingChaucer’s Knight’s Tale is a story in which the courtly ideals of the chivalric knight are questioned. The narrator of the story, a knight himself, tells us about the noble Theseus and his rule over Athens. Theseus is appropriate to the description “a verray parfit gentil knycht” as much as the narrator himself but we come to question the perfection…

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