Chaucer and Social Classes

Chaucer and Social Classes

Chaucer was raised in an evolving England, in which the middle classes were gaining authority. His social position as a worker in an aristocratic household brought him into contact with people of various social strata.

Provide examples of language or word choice (diction) that indicate the social status of the various characters of the story. Does Chaucer make characters of higher social class more or less noble of spirit? Give specific examples from the story to prove your points.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day

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