Monster Essays - Geoffrey Chaucer
...I think some of Chaucer belongs to his time and that much of that
time is dead, extinct, and never to be made alive again. What was alive
Geoffrey Chaucer¦s world was the Europe of the fourteenth century. It was
neither rich or poor, happy nor sad. Rather, it was the intermingling of
these, a mixture of splendor and poverty, displaying both worldly desire
and spiritual purity. Chaucer¦s travels through it, mostly on ¦the King¦s
business,_ or civil service, shaped his writing, offering the readers of
today a brief glimpse into the world in which he lived.
Chaucer lived fr....