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Colby College. English Dept.
Chaucer is telling us that, sooner or later, we must come to the same understanding of the ephemeral nature of the joys of this life as does Troilus. The eschatological overtones are unmistakable. While we may laugh with the poet at the blindness of the uxorious husband in the Miller's Tale, we are wary of becoming covetous sinners whose "Retracciouns" might be insufficient penance.
narrator, literature, Geoffrey Chaucer
Recommended CitationStursberg, Walter, "The Development of the Role of the Narrator in the Six Major Works of Geoffrey Chaucer" (1972). Senior Scholar Papers. Paper 510.
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