Compare the Role of Gods in Canturbury Tales (The Kinghts Tale) & The Aneied

Compare the Role of Gods in Canturbury Tales (The Kinghts Tale) & The Aneied

Compare the role of Gods in both The Canturbury Tales & The Aeneid…  Attached is a Annotated Bib thats incomplete but you will get the general Idea.. On that

Annotated Bib there is a couple of sources that say JSTOR, These are critical texts regarding the topic,

Annotated Bibliography

The Knights Tale (Canterbury Tales)
Chaucer, Geoffrey. “The Knights Tale.” The Riverside Chaucer.Comp. Larry Dean Benson. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1988. N. pag. Print.
This is the newest edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury tales that replaces Fred Norris’s The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer that was published back in 1933. I will be

observing the role of gods in the story “The Knights Tale” located in book 1& comparing them to those in The Aeneid.

The Aeneid
Virgil, and Robert Fitzgerald. The Aeneid. New York: Random House, 1983. Print.
The Aeneid is aepic Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC. I will be comparing the role of the gods in this poem with the ones portrayed in Chaucer’s

The Knights Tale (Canterbury Tales).

Matthaei, Louise E. “The Fates, the Gods, and the Freedom of Man’s Will in the Aeneid.” The Classical Quarterly 11.01 (1917): 11-26. Print.
This text is applicable to the theme because it further explains Virgil’s use of god’s and what role do they play in regards to Aeneas’s as well as the other main

characters fate. It also highlights the opposition between gods and how that could affect the mortals fate.

Coleman, Robert. “Greece & Rome.” The Gods in the ‘Aeneid’ 2nd ser. 29.2 (1982): 143-68. JSTOR.Web.
This text is applicable to the theme because it touches on how the gods in The Aened’sintervened in Aeneas’s  quest by manipulating the landscape and weather elements.

Foster, Edward E. “Humor in the “Knight’s Tale”” The Chaucer Review 3.2 (1968): 88-94. JSTOR.Web. 14 Sept. 2013.
The Text is not applicable to the Theme, but it does highlight the one of  lostideals of the 14th century ; humor. The text talks about how Chaucer uses puns on

“queinte” and “harneys” toadd a sense of reality to the idealism of the Knight’s notions of love.

Gaylord, Alan T. “The Role of Saturn in the “Knight’s Tale”” The Chaucer Review 8.3 (1974): 171-90. JSTOR.Web. 14 Sept. 2013.
This text dives into the role of Saturn and how he is neither the thematic key nor the structural pivot of the poem but how he represents Free will, destiny and love.

Elbow, Peter H. “How Chaucer Transcends Oppositions in the “Knight’s Tale”” The Chaucer Review 7.2 (1972): 97-112. JSTOR.Web.
The text explains how Chaucer goes out of his way to make it seem that neither cousin is more worthy of Emelye than the other. He also references the opposition

between Saturn and Theseus.


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