Nglish Literature: Troilus and Cressida
The essay should compare and contrast Chaucers Troilus and Criseydewith Shakespeares Troilus and Cressida”, consider the attitudes expressed in each of the versions as the love affair between Troilus and Criseyde. In discussion of Chaucers work concentrate on the following passage: Book 5, stanzas 234-250 in the translation of Coghill (I will attach) In the discussion of Shakespeares work, concentrate on the following passage: Act 5, scene 2. 1.112 (begins with A proof of… “) to 1.193 (ends with Take them”)
How do Chaucer and Shakespeare suggest not only the personal consequences of the passing of the love affair but also its historical implications?
No less than half the discussion should be devoted to Chaucers version. In developing your argument refer in the body of the paper to the published work of at least one critic. Explain how and why your own approach agrees or disagrees with the attitudes expressed in that work.