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  • Record Number: 8764
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Dutton , Marsha L.
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  • Title: Chaucer's Two Nuns [The author argues that Chaucer presents the Second Nun as a positive figure in contrast to the Prioress who is verbally and intellectually incompetent. The Prioress mistranslates Latin and tells a tale of vengeance that subordinates Christ to both Mary and the martyrs. The Second Nun instead emphasizes God's love and grace. Her Saint Cecilia is not an innocent victim because she chooses to follow Christ, knowing that the risks are worth eternal life. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Monasteries and society in medieval Britain: proceedings of the 1994 Harlaxton Symposium.  Edited by Benjamin ThompsonHarlaxton medieval studies.  Stamford Watkins , 1999.  Pages 296 - 311.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Prioress's Tale Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Second Nun's Tale Latin Language in Literature Learning and Scholarship in Literature Literature- Prose Nuns in Literature Prioress (Literary Figure) Sec
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Ohio
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1871615887
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