Chaucer's Elegiac Knight.

Author / Editor
Herz, Judith Scherer.

Chaucer's Elegiac Knight.

Criticism 6.3 (1964): 212-24.

Explores the relationship between reality and romance in KnT, comparing the Tale's presentation of details and ideals with those found in Froissart's "Chronicle," and arguing that the Knight operates with the "assumptions of chronicle history" and "the literary matter of romance," a "striking contradiction" that unsettles the Boethian consolation of the Tale's ending and leaves unresolved the role of human nobility within Providence.

Chaucer Subjects
Knight and His Tale
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations