Chaucer wrote two major works during his life: The Canterbury Tales (about 24 stories told by pilgrims on their way to visit St Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral) and Troilus and Criseyde.
The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories told by various people who are going on a religious pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral from London, England.
Chaucer’s characters have become so famous that they have taken on lives of their own. The Wife of Bath is still the epitome of an outspoken woman, although Chaucer was careful to show that she was not a typical wife.
The Pardoner is probably the most interesting character in the book because he claims that he can sell pardoners for sins and that he has sold many pardons himself. However, when he tells his own story, we find that he has been selling fake pardons for money and has robbed many people who bought them from him. He is also guilty of murder and robbery, but he does not seem to feel any remorse for his actions.
The Canterbury Tales is considered one of the most important works of English literature. It has influenced many other writers, including William Shakespeare and Cervantes (who wrote Don Quixote). The tales are still popular today and have been adapted for stage and screen on numerous occasions. In 2003, the BBC produced a acclaimed TV series based on the tales – which won several awards including an Emmy Award for Best Drama Series.
In addition to being one of the earliest works of English literature, The Canterbury Tales also helped lay the foundations for modern English grammar and spelling rules – so it’s no wonder that it remains popular with students all over the world today!