The Personality of Chaucer the Pilgrim.

Author / Editor
Major, John M.

The Personality of Chaucer the Pilgrim.

PMLA 75 (1960): 160-162.

Argues that "to see Chaucer the pilgrim as anyone other than a marvelously alert, ironic, facetious master of every situation is to misread" CT. Particularly in his views of churchmen and uses of superlatives, the narrator is best understood as "a kind of alter ego of the poet himself, with just so many shades of difference as allow for ironic play." Focuses on GP, but mentions Th.

Chaucer Subjects
General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
Tale of Sir Thopas