Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Lovers' prayers and divine opposition in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde
by Melick, Elizabeth, M.A., Kent State University, 2013, 77; 1555285
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis examines the complicated network of deities and divine forces in Geoffrey Chaucer's “Troilus and Criseyde” and how these forces contribute to the lovers' tragic ends. The gods of Love and War—Venus, Cupid, Mars, and Minerva—are the central focus of this study, but Fortune and the Christian God are examined as well. I propose that both the beginning and end of the affair are brought about by the gods in order to punish Troilus or Criseyde for excessive pride.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fein, Susanna
Commitee: Donald, Hassler, Raybin, David
School: Kent State University
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Medieval literature, British and Irish literature
Keywords: Chaucer, Geoffrey, Deities, Divine forces
Publication Number: 1555285
ISBN: 978-1-303-87389-8
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