By Marion Turner
These have been tumultuous a long time in London: many of the conflicts and difficulties mentioned comprise the Peasants' rebellion, the mayoral rivalries of the 1380s, the cruel Parliament, slander laws, and modern suspicion of city institutions. whereas modern texts attempt to carry out wish for the long run, or think an prior Golden Age, Chaucer's texts foreground social clash and antagonism. although so much critics have promoted an idea of Chaucer's texts as basically socially positive and congenial, Marion Turner argues that Chaucer provides a imaginative and prescient of a society that's necessarily divided and destructive.
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