Chapter: English Literature During The Middle Ages
The Monk cracks me up. Despite being, you know, a monk, he's described as a great huntsman and a lover of fine clothing. He embraces all kinds of worldly goods and pleasures, despite being "a man of God." Oh, Chaucer, truly your satirical wit is sharpened to a tee! The Prioress is a delicate French lady that loves life so much that she's moved to tears if even a mouse gets caught by a trap. The fact that she ends up walking around with several macho men who like to stab things isn't lost on Chaucer. It wasn't lost on me either, hence the comic. "One's a monk that loves the kill! The other's a prioress who thinks all life is precious! They're on a collision course with wackiness!"
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer • Year: c. 1386 • Info:Librarius
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