The Suffering Griselda in The Clerk’s Tale
– In Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Clerk’s Tale,” from The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer describes a “perfect wife.” This wife, Griselda, is totally submissive to her husband, and seems to have no regrets or remorse for anything he makes her do. Griselda’s husband, Walter, puts her through many trials in order to test her dedication and loyalty to him. He takes away both of their children, telling her that he is going to have them killed. He then tells her that he is divorcing her and taking another bride. After this, he forces her to prepare the new bride for him. Through all of this, Griselda loves Walter without fail, meets his demands without any word of disapproval, and remains faithful…
Summary and Analysis of The Clerk’s Tale
– Summary and Analysis of The Clerk’s Tale (The Canterbury Tales) Prologue to the Clerk’s Tale: The Host remarks that the Clerk of Oxford sits quietly, and tells him to be more cheerful. The Host asks the Clerk to tell a merry tale of adventure and not a moralistic sermon. The Clerk agrees to tell a story that he learned from a clerk at Padua, Francis Petrarch. He then praises the renowned Petrarch for his sweet rhetoric and poetry. The Clerk does warn that Petrarch, before his tale, wrote a poem in a high style exalting the Italian landscape….
Contrasting Interactions with the Environment Depicted in Alice Munro’s The Shining Houses
– How is our character revealed through our interaction with the natural world around us. Do we adapt to fit in with nature, or do we force the landscape to conform to our ideals of lifestyle. In the short story “The Shining Houses”, Alice Munro addresses the contrast in lifestyle ideologies between two generations through their interactions with the natural environment they populate. The older generation is content to live in harmony with the existing natural world and develop its infrastructure amongst the present landscape….
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales – Biblical Reference in The Clerk’s Tale
– Biblical Reference in The Clerk’s Tale In 1921, Vance Palmer, the famous Australian author and poet, noted, in his essay titled “On Boundaries”, that “it is the business of thought to define things, to find the boundaries; thought, indeed, is a ceaseless process of definition” (Palmer 134). As Palmer noted, humans, by their very nature, attempt to define all things. But, more than that, we attempt to redefine subjects and ideas that have already been defined so that we can better understand what they mean, where we came from, and, perhaps most importantly of all, who we are. Writers, from the beginning of the written word through the present, have, almost in their entirety, str…
– Pompeii Apartments The Pompeii apartments are located in the middle of a town called La Habra, population roughly fifty-five thousand. They lie nestled in an apartment community, nearby two other apartment complexes. For the residents, this offers a moderately inexpensive housing alternative to living in a house, most of which are small or expensive in La Habra. Nearby, actually on the other side of a wall, pass the cars on Beach Boulevard, the major thoroughfare of the town, which connects La Habra to the rest of Orange County and four freeways that participate in the Los Angeles/Orange County freeway system, notorious nationwide for its complexity….