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Chaucer’s Complaint of Mars: Love and Fate in the Middle Ages

For many people living in fourteenth century love was complicated. Not only did one have to win the heart of their lover, but also hope that none above them had other designs in mind. The average man during this time

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Gender as a metaphor: femininity, socioeconomic status, and religious criticism in The Canterbury Tales

Over the course of this week,  we were tasked with reading the Clerk’s tale and the Man of Law’s tale. Both of these texts border Fragment Three of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, belonging in the fourth and second  fragments, respectively. Both

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