Chaucer's Troilus of Book IV.

Author / Editor
Wenzel, Siegfried.

Chaucer's Troilus of Book IV.

PMLA 79 (1964): 542-47.

Argues that in Book 4 of TC Chaucer presents a "conflict between reason and desire" (amplified from Boccaccio's "Filostrato"), helping to characterize and evaluate Troilus as, simultaneously and ambiguously, "both strong and weak," reasonable as a chivalric hero, but philosophically short-sighted.

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