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College of Liberal Arts
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Every author injects a purpose into his or her works; in Chaucer‘s case, he scribed The Canterbury Tales, which tackles and successfully demonstrates various aspects to fourteenth century English society and culture. "The Knight‘s Tale" is no different; the tale is almost identical, plot-wise, to Giovanni Boccaccio‘s Teseida, and yet Chaucer weaves a tale that is distinctive. The tale reflects Chaucer‘s views on his society, in particular post-Norman attitudes. By examining the text with a post-colonial theoretical approach, Chaucer‘s "The Knight‘s Tale" is a subaltern commentary on the colonization of England after the Norman Conquest.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Knight's tale - Criticism and interpretation.
Oldman, Ruth M.E., "The Postcolonial "Knight‘s Tale": A Social Commentary on Post-Norman Invasion England" (2010). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 177.