The Age of Chaucer | Important period of English Literature

The Age of Chaucer:

The middle English period was divided into 3 parts. The age of Chaucer was the 2nd part of the middle English period. This period was started in 1340 and ended in 1400. It was very remarkable age in the history of English literature. It was a meeting ground between the middle age and the renaissance. It was an age of great political, social, religious and literary activity. In this period, trade and commerce grew rapidly. Women were thought inferior to man. Child marriage was in vogue among the rich and wealthy persons. Dowry was in practice and girls were sometimes sold. The invention of the church was remarkable. In this period, the English language was beautified and enhanced. The democratic tendency was risen in this period.

Some key features of The age of Chaucer:

1. Sympathy

2. Sense of humor

3. Love

4. Religious

5. Chivalry

6. Forgiveness

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