The Canterbury Tales

chaucer's realism in his poetry?

chaucer's realism in his poetry?
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In regard to The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer depicts realism in a varity of different ways. He wrote about the world he knew and lived in. His work was a contemporary look at the times, and it enables us to have a realistic glimpse of those times.


Chaucer's view of society and description of the pilgrims.

The Pilgrimage- A real event, undertaken by members of all classes

Historical Setting- Chaucer alludes to the Black Plague and the death of Thomas a Becket (true history)

Descriptions of the pilgrims


The Canterbury Tales