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In Todays writing writers conform to the readers wants and needscontrary to the writers of the 13th and 14th centuries In these timeswriters wrote from the heart not from the pocket book They wrote ontheir beliefs and morals and dreams But never did they judge Theirstyles taken from their trials and tribulations As so in GeofferyChaucers works he used his life experiences to influence his everyGeoggrey Chaucer is the first literly personality in English and weknow more about the outline of his life than we do about Shakespeares His inner life is recorded in his poems and he liked to put himself as acharacter into them From his birth to his death his writing was notappreciated but as they say some writers are hated in life and praised inToday man understands his physical surroundings more fully thandid his medieval ancestor today that is not the case Today man is ableto take percautions against many of the dangers which face him Fearsof that sort exceedingly violent in themselves bred a species ofviolence in the medieval mind So in the writings of the times thiseminent fear was a influence of writing for all Though Chacuer was an amazing writer most of his life isfragmentary but there is a lot of it A lot of peoples lives back thenwere difficult to document He was an extraordinary man a great poetwho was courtier soldier learned man much travelled minor diplomat The range of his experience and interests is amazing from common lifeand bawedy talkes to puritanical religion He knew an assortion of people of all backgrounds from French toFlemish His attitudes ranged from sentimental feeling for smallchildren to a deep inerest in love Chaucers age has never beendeterminded for sure but has been speculated by the finding of a receatfrom a tailor when Chaucer was being fitted for a uniform for workmeaning he would have had to have been between the ages of 13 and18 This placing his birth
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