Chaucer The Canterbury Tales: The ProlouguePaper Rating: Word Count: 980 Approx Pages: 4
One critic has said "Chaucer has a certain frame of mind, a way of looking at the world, which in our time, we could use to our own great benefit if we could but grasp it. Chaucer teaches us how it is possible to take life and the world and one's self very seriously while at the same time seeing the transiency of life, the triviality of the world, and the ballooning potential for roosterhood in almost any self.
This statement is valid because in the The Canterbury Tales: The Prologue Chaucer takes all of his characters very seriously but not too seriously. David Blaine once said "If people paid attention to the amount of pain that really existed in their lives, I think many more people would be walking around insane. That's why we distract ourselves, to hide from the pain ¦ ¦ So anytime everything becomes simple, it becomes mundane. That's why the easy life is sort of empty. Geoffrey Chaucer wrote about a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury. The pilgrims come from all parts of society. If the story is read closely you can see that everything can be related to our time. For example, the Nun is a lady who is trapped. She is one of the unlucky ladies whom