The Conclusion of "Troilus and Criseyde."

Author / Editor
Dronke, Peter.

The Conclusion of "Troilus and Criseyde."

Medium Aevum 33.1 (1964): 47-52.

Contrasts Troilus's ascent through the spheres at the end of TC and the narrator's comments on it with the analogous materials in Boccaccio's "Filostrato" and "Teseida" (with nods to Dante and Christian liturgy), explaining Troilus's placement among the fixed stars and exploring the combination of his joy and sorrow in his new-found perspective. Throughout the poem, Chaucer expresses "the divine blessedness of human love."

Chaucer Subjects
Troilus and Criseyde
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations