The Decameron and the Canterbury Tales

  I was asked to write about whether Boccaccio’s Decameron and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales where closer in outlook to the Greek, and Roman literature that I have read than to the Hebrew, Christian, and medieval literature that I have read. My opinion is that the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales are much more similar to … More The Decameron and the Canterbury Tales

A Cunning Old Man

The Pardoner’s Tale found in the Canterbury Tales contained a story about three friends who made a vow to kill death. The three men encountered an old man who insisted that he couldn’t die, when the men heard this astonishing fact they immediately wanted to know where they could find death. The friends demanded that … More A Cunning Old Man