Date

1964

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Adviser

J. Burke Severs

Abstract

I find Miss Hazel Sullivan's "A Chaucerian Puzzle" to carry such a fanciful design that it must be rejected because its methodology subsitutes dogma, reverence, and convenient arguments for logical and conclusive proof in trying to convince us that Chaucer did not write The Shipman's Tale originally for the Wife of Bath but rather for the Shipman himself, and that the lines that have led us to think a feminine speaker was the original narrator are only the result of scribal carelessness.

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