honor among thieves.sample paper

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English 315: Bibliographic Exercise Sample Student Paper Honor Among Thieves in “The Reeve’s Tale” Stewart Justman examines the ways in which men in Chaucer’s “The Reeve’s Tale” attempt to defend their (sometimes perverted or misguided) sense of honor. Justman believes that by having the students rape both Symkyn’s wife and daughter, the Reeve is defending his place in society after suffering humiliation from the tale of the carpenter that the Miller tells. “The Reeve’s Tale,” thus, is about honor among men, but Justman argues that the tale proves that men should keep their stations and leave their honor to those who are actually better than they are (26). Throughout “The Reeve’s Tale,” John, Aleyn, and Symkyn compete against each other. As Justman puts it, “from the moment of the students’ appearance . . . , they and Symkyn are playing a game of dare” (22). The students hope to quyte
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2010 for the course ENGL 315 taught by Professor Caldwell during the Spring '09 term at CSU Fullerton.

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