The Franklin’s Tale

The Franklin’s Tale depicts a love story that may remind you of some of the other courtly love stories we have read over the semester, especially those of Marie de France. However, Chaucer certainly features many details in this tale that differ from Marie’s depiction of a courtly love story.

What are some of the differences between Marie’s works and The Franklin’s Tale? Think beyond basic plot points into characterization, the role of women, what values seem to be most valued, etc.

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