Literature can be interpreted as a references used
in various activities in the world of education or used to describe anything
from creative writing to more technical or scientific works. Literature can
also be interpreted as a references used to get information or materials or
scientific sources commonly used to create a work of writing or any other scientific
activity. Literature can be a book. From a book of a history of English literature,
literature is a word with qualitative implication, not just a neutral term for
writing in general. Without this implication and without a belief on the part
of the author that some qualities of literature are best appreciated when it is
presented in the order in which it appeared.
In literature, there are some periods such as the
age of Chaucer. In the age of Chaucer, there are some historical happened such
as Black Death (the terrible plague) bringing poverty, unrest, social and
intellectual movement, the corruption of the church. And the literary feature
in this period are the first is the standardizing of English, the English language has shaken down to the
standard of the east midland speech., the language of the capital city and the
of the universities. The second is modern note, the spirit of criticism,
interest in man’s affair (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 the age of anonymity is passing away. The third is prose and the last
is Scottish literature.
The age of Chaucer, in this period there are some
figures like Geoffrey Chaucer that was famous work in this period. Geoffrey
Chaucer has a unique position in the Middle Age period. He was born an ordinary
person, but because some reason he smartwhen judgment of human character.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 Chaucer wrote
many works, but the famous work of Chaucer is about story of The Canterbury
Tales. But sometimes he considered that he the first authors that show the
power of English to write literary works and not to use French or Latin.
Geoffrey Chaucer married with Philipp. They married
around 1366. Chaucer also havea daughter, Elizabeth, and two sons, little Lewis
and Thomas. When he was in Italy at1372 and 1378 he find outthe works of Dante and Boccaccio
and because he find thatso it is influence the work of Chaucer. In 1370, Geoffrey
Chaucer was sent abroad for a diplomatic mission and his last mission took him
to Florence and Genoa, and in Italy he may deepen his poetry.
Geoffrey Chaucer stayed in London until twelve
years. At that time, Geoffrey Chaucer’s period is begin, which includes the transitional
works such as Anelida and Arcite in 1379 and Parlement of Foules in 1382. Chaucer set up residence in Kent,
where he was chosen to bea peace judge of parliamentarians in 1386. And his
wife died. Chaucer period is consider to begin at this time, marked by writing
of the Canterbury Tales.
The effect of Geoffrey Chaucer’s poetry is moral,
but does not to describe Chaucer as a moralist. Geoffrey Chaucer is a good
listener. Geoffrey Chaucer was called the “Father of English literature,”
because Geoffrey Chaucer wrote in the English poetry was still being written in
Anglo Norman or Latin. Until less than a year before his death, Geoffrey
Chaucer remains a clerk at Westminster palace. The clerk is a court official to
help the judge make a decision in the trial process. He also rented a house in the
garden of the Lady Chapel of Westminster Abbey. And after Chaucer death, he was
buried in we known as Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey.
So, Geoffrey Chaucer
was 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 had
daughter and son. Geoffrey Chaucer also became one of the figures when he died
he was buried in Westminster Abbey. The prose in this period sees the
foundation of an English prose style. The language is
setting to a standard (Latin and French). French and Latin have amalgamated to
form the standard English tongue, which attains to its first full expression in
the works of Chaucer. And all of his works was affected by the historical
background of the age of Chaucer.