'The Ambivalent Canterbury Tales, Going Organic Medievalwise and Pilgrims'
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In this paper, I start out by dwelling on some characteristics of the carnivalesque tradition and argue that Canterbury Tales is a collection of tales that can be read as being part of it. Furtheron, I dwell on a pilgrim who narrates "herself" and subsequently also tells a Tale in which her self shows through. The Wife of Bath is such a figure: in her Prologue she demonstrates that she is capable of externalising the inside of her personal behaviour. Her reductive approach to lofty subjects is also an ambivalent one: what she reduces in one aspect is reestablished in another.
Canterbury tales, carnivalesque tradition, reduction, grotesque realism, character