Chaucer - Chen Wang USSY 265Dr. Mark Bassett Minor Writing...

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Chen Wang USSY 265—Dr. Mark Bassett Minor Writing Assignment #3 (or whatever) February 15, 2009 Kiser, Lisa J. “Chaucer and the Politics of Nature.” Beyond Nature Writing . Eds. Karla Armbruster and Kathleen R. Wallace. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001. 41-55. Although literary critics in the nineteenth century analyzed Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls through religious ideals, they often relegate the environment to camouflage within religion. Later period critics adapted the environment to judgments in Enlightenment and Romanticism. As a rule, discussions of nature results from analyzing people’s culture. Most critics ignored how nature impacts the work’s atmosphere. With the rise of ecocriticism, critics should focus more on Chaucer’s portrayal of nature. Within the poem’s structure, Lady Nature rules the birds and animals. In this respect, Nature governing the different residents of the forest resembles how aristocrats govern the social spheres of medieval England. Considering the time period in which
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