The Squire as Story-Teller.

Author / Editor
Pearsall, D. A.

The Squire as Story-Teller.

University of Toronto Quarterly 34 (1964): 82-92.

Characterizes the Squire as a "young man among his elders" on the pilgrimage, describing his "nervous, apologetic tone" that derives from his uses and abuses of "rhetorical decorum, "tinged with "self-regard" and snobbish "anti-intellectualism." The Franklins interrupts the "rambling narrative" to relieve the Squire's youthful efforts.

Chaucer Subjects
Squire and His Tale
Style and Versification
Franklin and His Tale