Revisiting The Canterbury Tales: Arveragus’ Defense

What non-Biblical book competes with Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales? I discovered Chaucer’s masterpiece back in Honors English 102 at WSU, courtesy of Dr. William Woods, and the lessons of honor, integrity, knighthood, and class have since with me remained. From its poetic prowess to its cultural notations, The Canterbury Tales is a medieval kindle still lit by the wisdom in Chaucer’s descriptions of competing storytellers and the twenty-four competing tales told by those characters, both representations of the various social classes. Never has an unfinished book been so complete.