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  A Knight’s Tale from Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Review by: Ryan M.
New Jersey, Grade 7

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A Knight’s Tale is about two cousins (Polomon and Arcite) from Thebes who are imprisoned in a tower in Athens. One day they both see this beautiful Athens girl out the window. Arcite gets released and is told never to come back. While later on, Polomon escapes by drugging the guard and they both decide to pursue their love for Emily.

This book takes place in medieval times in Athens/Thebes Greece. It was a time where knights were proud warriors. Religion was a key aspect of their life. Also women were forced to marry at a young age, usually marrying a person for wealth rather than for love.

I strongly recommend you read this book because the tale has a very good underlying message. That not every thing you want will help you in life. Just what ever you do in life, look in to the future and say to your self is this going to have a positive or negative effect before act.

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