Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




The permanent joy of critics and readers in recreating The Canterbury Tales ever since it was produced by Geoffrey Chaucer might be due partly to the multi-facets of the work. Wherever critics and readers stand to look at The Canterbury Tales, the perspective compels them to constantly change their view point, permitting them to have a new sight just like viewing a work of Gothic art as the above quotation tells. Or, partly because it is "always modern"2 every changing age can interpret the tales according to its taste and viewpoint. This great work of art truly transcends time and place and it is, no doubt, because Chaucer has discovered the universal principles of human nature and the core of the meaning of life.