The Worthiness of Chaucer's Knight.

Author / Editor
Mitchell, Charles.

The Worthiness of Chaucer's Knight.

Modern Language Quarterly 25 (1964): 66-75.

Focuses on the characterization of the Knight in GP, cast into relief by the Squire and Prioress, especially in the application of words such as "curteys" and "worthy." Distinguishes between moral virtue and professional efficiency throughout the GP, and claims that the Summoner and Pardoner "stand at the pole of extreme evil"; the Parson and Plowman, "extreme good"; and the Knight and Squire "midway between the two poles and drawn toward both."

Chaucer Subjects
Knight and His Tale
General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
Language and Word Studies