Literature, we as the students must be familiar withliterature. So, what is literature? Literature is the source used to describeanything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works. .Literature can also be interpreted as a references used to get information ormaterials or scientific sources commonly used to create a work of writing orany other scientific activity.
Literature can be a book. Form of literature canbe softcopy or hardcopy. Softcopy means the material is the form of data incomputer, and hardcopy means the material is from book and has been printed. In literature, there are some periods such as theage of Chaucer. In the age of Chaucer, there are some historical background happened in this period such as BlackDeath (the terrible plague) bringing poverty for people, unrest, social andintellectual movement, the corruption of the church.
And there are someliterary features in this period, the first is about the standardizing of English, theEnglish language has been up to the standard of the east midland speech, thelanguage of the capital city. The second is modern note, the spirit ofcriticism, 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 theage of anonymity is passing away. The third or the last is prose and the lastis about Scottish literature.The age of Chaucer, in this period there are somefigures like Geoffrey Chaucer that was famous work in this period. He was borna normal person.
Geoffrey Chaucer is a smart person. So he is easy to evaluationthe 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 Chaucerwrote many works in this period, but the famous work of Chaucer is about storyof The Canterbury Tales. But sometimes he considered that he became the firstauthors that show of English to write literary works and not to use French.Geoffrey Chaucer married with Philipp.
They marriedaround 1366. Chaucer and philipp had one daughter and two sons, Lewis andThomas. When Chaucer inItaly he findworks of Dante and Boccaccioat 1372 and 1378 and because he findthat so it is influence the work of Chaucer. In 1370, Geoffrey Chaucer was sentabroad for a diplomatic mission and his last mission took him to Florence andGenoa, and in Italy he may deepen his poetry. Geoffrey Chaucer stayed in London until twelveyears. Andin this period there are some works such as Anelida and Arcite and also Parlement ofFoules.
Chaucer was became a peacejudge and built residence in kent in 1386. Andthat time his wife died. So, Chaucerperiod is consider to begin at this time, marked by writing of the CanterburyTales.
The effect of Geoffrey Chaucer’s poetry is aboutmoral, but it is doesnot to describe Chaucer as a moralist. Geoffrey Chaucer is a good listener.Geoffrey Chaucer was called the Father of English literature, because Geoffrey Chaucer wrotethe poetry was still written in Anglo Norman or Latin. Until less than a yearbefore his death, Geoffrey Chaucer remains a clerk at Westminster palace. Theclerk is a court official to help the judge make a decision in the trialprocess. He also rented a house inthe garden of the Lady Chapel of WestminsterAbbey.
And after Chaucer death, he was buried in what we known as Poet’s Corner inWestminster Abbey. So, Geoffrey Chaucerwas 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 haddaughter and son. Geoffrey Chaucer also became one of the figures when he diedhe was buried in Westminster Abbey.
The prose in this period sees thefoundation of an English prose style. The language is setting to French andLatin and form the standard English tongue. And all ofhis works was affected by the historical background of the age of Chaucer.