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mar 2, 1250 - The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales is a collection 20 stories by Geoffrey Chaucer. The extraordinary thing about the Tales is the way they depicted the society at that era in such a realistic way. Given that prior to the tales, authors mostly wrote imaginary stories. Additionally, genres such as humour and satire were also included in the works. Because of the Canterbury Tales Middle English could develop into a national language. Therefore rendering it to be considered a significant piece of work, as well as a determining factor for English literature.

One of the best-known of the stories is "Wife of bath" which provides a insighto into the role of women in the late of middle ages. The fiction makes us follow a knight who's charged with death unless he can answer one question, what is it that woman desire the most. Therefore, he travels around the country in pursuit of the answer. Finally, he finds the answer through an old woman, who marries the knight in exchange from saving his life.

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mar 2, 1250
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~ 774 years ago