CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA INGLESATeacher: Carlos M. Beltrán PiedrolaStudent: Johnny Miguel Pita Balbuena
Characters Prince Theseus Hyppolita (queen of Scythia) Emelye (Hyppolita’s sister) Arcite (Knight of Thebes) Palamon (Knight of Thebes) Venus (goddess of love) Mars (god of war) Diana (goddess of chastity) Saturn Pluto (god of the underworld)
Main Topic The Tale is undoubtedlya romance as Chaucerpresents it, supposedly atrue history of manyhundreds of years ago toldby an authoritative, high-status figure (in this casethe Knight). Love Morality
Plot Vengeance upon Creon. Theseus sent armies toward Thebes. Arcite and Palamon were found, then imprisioned. Both Arcite and Palamon felt in love with Emelye. Pirithous, a prince. Theseus set Arcite free . After six years Palamon scaped from prison. Theseus decided that the two will wage war on each other forEmelye’s love. Declared that Arcite had won. An earthquake was sent by Pluto. Arcitedied.
Connection It is very likely that the Knight’s Tale was writtenbefore the Canterbury Tales. It has the unusual status of being both a part ofthe tales as a whole, but also a separate work ofliterature in its own right .