Chaucer’s Criseyde

Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde

Troilus and Criseyde is a middle age love poem written by Geoffrey Chaucer in a period ranging from 1381 to 1386. In particular, the story rotates between two lovers Troilus and Criseyde from the city of Troy. In the story, Criseyde is the daughter of an oracle known as Calkas while Troilus comes from the nobility since he is the son of Priamus the king of Troy. Calkas through the god Apollo, visions the destruction of Troy as a city, “Calkas plots to leave Troy quickly as soon as he learns the destruction of troy” (Andretta 45).
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