A Defence of Arcite.

Author / Editor
Lloyd, Michael.

A Defence of Arcite.

English Miscellany 10 (1959): 11-25

Argues that Arcite is as much a romantic hero of KnT as is Palamon, both as a "Chaucerian idealization of love" and as a representative of humanity's "proper relationship to Fortune." Includes comparison of Arcite with Boccaccio's analogous Arcita in his "Teseida" and discusses Arcite as a Boethian standard of accepting destiny.

Chaucer Subjects
Knight and His Tale
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations