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Analysis Of The Knight In The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales are intended to tell the tale of the three pilgrims who travel by foot to Canterbury. They come from many parts of society. To pass the time, they tell each other stories. These stories are not only very popular, but also never been finished or revised. The Canterbury Tales were originally written during Medieval English. The tales were a major piece of literature. Chaucer first wrote them in 1387. He died in 1400. The Knight is my pilgrim, the most revered character in the Canterbury tales. The Knight’s Tale is his first story. He is a man of high social standing. The Knight is a significant character throughout the story and one that should be remembered.

The Knight is part the high society. He is considered a member of the nobility. He’s known for his loyalty, honor, and nobility. He is calm and polite. Chaucer also stated that he was an honorable man. Chaucer backs this up by stating that the knight had a great reputation. He describes how the knight fought for faith while participating in all of the wars, including 15 mortal battles. This illustrates the knights courage and merit. He was described by many as the ideal king. A tunic stained by rust was worn by the Knight. Dark clothes were his preference, but he was well-dressed and had a good appearance. His curly hair could be described as having been curled using a curler. He was twenty-years-old and although he was not tall, he was also not short. He was strong and fast. Chaucer also described him “fresh as the month of Mai”, his tunic being short with long sleeves. Knight’s description is a reflection of his personality. His horse’s appearance reflects how Knight treated others. It shows his compassion for others. Ironically, he also dresses darkly because he’s a bright individual. Because he portrays himself as strong and high-class, his stained tunic counters his personality. His clothes are less fortunate and weaker.

The Knight’s description makes it appear that he is gentle and calm. He was passionately in love, kind, and willingly served. He was a skilled dancer, doodler, and writer. This refers to his joy and lightheartedness. These are his ethical and respectful traits. He was an advocate of chivalry. He was respected by all the pilgrims for this. His elegance, nobility and charm brought out his morals. He is the ideal knight of his time.

Knight rides fine horses. His horses are well-described and suggest that Knight is high up in society. It is stated that his horses were well-trained, but not well-dressed. This makes it appear as if he took more care of them than they needed. They were kept in top condition and had all the necessary needs. The Knight was said to be a handsome rider of his horses. This implies that the Knight is proud of his horses and that they are high quality. The Knight clearly loves horses and shows that he cares about them.

Chaucer is highly regarded by the knight in his prologue. He praises him for being honest and kind. He describes him as a knight who embodies the best qualities. Chaucer makes him seem like a perfect individual. Although the satire is gentle, he states that the knight “loved and valued chivalry”. He mocks the Knights chivalry as everyone has their faults. But, he also points out how worthy he is with his good reputation. He is kind and supportive of the Knight.

Modern-day Knights would be called soldiers. They have many shared characteristics. They both have high moral standards and are respected by society. Both men are honorable and both serve their country in wars. One thing they have in common is their gentleness. They are strong and can kill but they won’t hurt unless they have to. It is possible to compare the knight’s return from an expedition to soldiers returning home after war. The Knight is a soldier fighting in war for his country. Both the Knight and soldiers are loved by their fellow soldiers, and they both do great things for their country.

The Knight’s Tale focuses mainly on the stories of Palaman, Arcite and others. Theseus, Thebes’ King, takes them into his tower, which has only one window. They spot Emilye, the little sister of the queen, as they look out from the window. They fall in love and argue about her, but eventually they agree that neither one of them can have a chance because being locked up in the tower holds them back. Arcite is eventually helped by a friend. He is able to make contact with Emilye and confess his love, but not enough to admit it. They meet up years later after Palamon has fled. They shared a year together to create their teams. Emilye will be available to the winning team. Emilye prays to Diana, the Roman goddess for chastity, on the day of her fight. However, she says that she is fine with whatever outcome. Arcite wins, but he is killed by severe injuries. Palamon grants Emilye to Palamon on his deathbed.


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