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01:28:00 PM Apr 4th 2012
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11:35:55 AM Aug 4th 2011
Can the You All Meet in an Inn entry on the main page qualify for Trope Codifier status, given its age?
06:26:05 PM Nov 9th 2010
My current Medieval England professor gave some pretty convincing evidence that Chaucer didn't really plan on writing all four tales for every pilgrim, noting for example that the journey from a bar room to a cathedral and from the romance of the Knight's Tale to the moral lesson of the Parson's Tale represents the journey from the worldly to the spiritual, and so if he wrote about what happened on the way back that message would be ruined. I'm not sure if I really agree with that interpretation but it's something to think about. Either way it's obvious that there was more that he wanted to do, whether that be just finishing the Cook's Tale, or getting one or two tales from every character.
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