Inthe age of Chaucer, there were many famous writers. There were so manybeautiful literatures in this age.
One of popular writers was Geoffrey Chaucer.He was first writer in England. His name used in this age because he had manyworks that very beautiful in his period. Beside that, Geoffrey Chaucer had owncharacteristic different with other. So, his name used in this age. There werethree cases which interesting to discuss, namely, the first is the Chaucer’slife, the second is Chaucer’s works, and the third is how the historicalbackground of the age of Chaucer can influence his works.
Chaucer was one of writer in middlecentury. He was a diploma and filsuf also. Chaucer was a son of a rich grapemerchant in England.
He was born in London, but for the date, nobody knew. Chaucerwas a great writer. He worked in Castel of England. He had good relationshipwith King Richard II. So, when Richard II descended the throne, Chaucer stoppedworking in castle. When Chaucer died, he buried in a special place for greatwriter like him, namely in writer’s corner. According to Book’s Edward AlbertM.A page 33, it explained that After Richard II ascended the throne in 1317,Chaucer always called to the castle and got many pension’s money early.
Notonly that, Chaucer also always got gift from King Richard II. Chaucer was sent toItaly by the King for mission journey of diploma. After several years, RichardII descended the throne and it became a depression period for Chaucer. He stopworking and back to his village. Chaucer died and buried at Writer’s Corner inWestminster Abbey. So, that’s all about Chaucer’s life that very interesting.
Chaucer’s works was very popular andliked by many readers in his period. One of his works which pupolar was The Centubury Tales. Not only that,Chaucer’s poetry were The Romaunt of TheRose, Anelida and Arcite, The Book and The Duchesse, and many more. Thecharacteristic of his poetry were unique, the content was a result hisobservation directly, his poetry was firm but funny, his poetry taught manythings but not as a teacher for the reader. Beside that, the othercharacteristic were Chaucer used 8-10 syllables in his poetry, he chose correctwords and the rhythm formed a pair, two lines had rhythm. According to Book’sEdward Albert M.A.
page 34, it said that the great narrative work of Chaucerwas Troilus and Criseyde. Its rhythmwas beautiful and the story in that work had deep impression. Edward AlbertM.A. put some excerpt of Chaucer’s poetry, such as”Ifno love is, O god, what fele I so?NdIf love is, what thing and which is he?Iflove be good, from whennes com’th my wo?Ifit wikke, a wonder thinketh me,Fromthat excerpt, seen that Chaucer used 8-10 syllables, the rhythm formed a pair,and two lines was rhythm. So, Chaucer’s works were very beautiful and had owncharacteristic. The historical background in the ageof Chaucer was very influence into the Chaucer’s works.
Where ago, in period ofKing Edward III, church was very ruling. Who oppose the church, they definitelyinsult the Christen and the risk was killed or burned. There were war betweenIslam with Christen. They fought each other for showing who religion that veryright in the world. That historical background was most about religion. Sothat’s why, Chaucer wrote his works with religion theme. One of his work usedreligion theme was The Canterbury Tales.
That work told about people thatvisited the Santo’s burry in Canterbury. The story was about abuse of religion.According to Enotes.com (Dec.24th, 2017), even though the stories inThe Canterbury reflected many topics of secular and religious, the placed ofreligion story was more plentiful and it was about honor of Chaucer with Christendoctrine. So, the works of Chaucer was more about religion theme becauseinfluenced by the historical background of the age of Chaucer.
In Summary, the historicalbackground of Chaucer that more about religion, influenced the works of Chaucerin his age. On of his works that used religion theme was The Canterbury Tales.The characteristic of Chaucer’s works were unique, he chose correct words, thecontent was beautiful, it used 8-10 syllables, and the rhythm formed a pair.The Chaucer’s life was interesting. He was born in a rich family and he lovedin writing.
Chaucer was liked by King Richard II and when he died, he wasburied at Writer’s Conner in Westminster Abbey.