Literature, we as the students must be familiar with
literature. So, what is literature? Literature is the source used to describe
anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works. .
Literature can also be interpreted as a references used to get information or
materials or scientific sources commonly used to create a work of writing or
any other scientific activity. Literature can be a book. Form of literature can
be softcopy or hardcopy. Softcopy means the material is the form of data in
computer, and hardcopy means the material is from book and has been printed.
In literature, there are some periods such as the
age of Chaucer. In the age of Chaucer, there are some historical background happened in this period such as Black
Death (the terrible plague) bringing poverty for people, unrest, social and
intellectual movement, the corruption of the church. And there are some
literary features in this period, the first is about the standardizing of English, the
English language has been up to the standard of the east midland speech, the
language of the capital city. The second is modern note, the spirit of
criticism, the story was not about religion or king but it was about human,
less complement acceptance of the establish order, the spirit of drama and the
age of anonymity is passing away. The third or the last is prose and the last
is about Scottish literature.
The age of Chaucer, in this period there are some
figures like Geoffrey Chaucer that was famous work in this period. He was born
a normal person. Geoffrey Chaucer is a smart person. So he is easy to evaluation
the character of people. Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London. He was a British poet and also philosopher.
He is often called to as the father of English Literature. Geoffrey Chaucer
wrote many works in this period, but the famous work of Chaucer is about story
of The Canterbury Tales. But sometimes he considered that he became the first
authors that show of English to write literary works and not to use French.
Geoffrey Chaucer married with Philipp. They married
around 1366. Chaucer and philipp had one daughter and two sons, Lewis and
Thomas. When Chaucer in
Italy he find
works of Dante and Boccaccio
at 1372 and 1378 and because he find
that so it is influence the work of Chaucer. In 1370, Geoffrey Chaucer was sent
abroad for a diplomatic mission and his last mission took him to Florence and
Genoa, and in Italy he may deepen his poetry.
Geoffrey Chaucer stayed in London until twelve
in this period there are some works such as Anelida and Arcite and also Parlement of
Foules. Chaucer was became a peace
judge and built residence in kent in 1386. And
that time his wife died. So, Chaucer
period is consider to begin at this time, marked by writing of the Canterbury
The effect of Geoffrey Chaucer’s poetry is about
moral, but it is does
not to describe Chaucer as a moralist. Geoffrey Chaucer is a good listener.
Geoffrey Chaucer was called the Father of English literature, because Geoffrey Chaucer wrote
the poetry was still written in Anglo Norman or Latin. Until less than a year
before his death, Geoffrey Chaucer remains a clerk at Westminster palace. The
clerk is a court official to help the judge make a decision in the trial
process. He also rented a house inthe garden of the Lady Chapel of Westminster
Abbey. And after Chaucer death, he was buried in what we known as Poet’s Corner in
So, Geoffrey Chaucer
was one of the greatest writers in the age of Chaucer. He was a British poet, philosopher.
He was famous poet in the age of Chaucer. He married with Philipp and had
daughter and son. Geoffrey Chaucer also became one of the figures when he died
he was buried in Westminster Abbey. The prose in this period sees the
foundation of an English prose style. The language is setting to French and
Latin and form the standard English tongue. And all of
his works was affected by the historical background of the age of Chaucer.