Master of Arts
J. Burke Severs
In both tales, Nun's Priest's Tale and in the Clerk's Tale, it is shown how Chaucer uses the principle of contrast - in terms of settings, characters, styles, and imagery - to achieve his artistic ends. This paper demonstrates the various ways in which Chaucer uses the minor theme of poverty in his works.
Wechsler, Joel, "The theme of poverty in Chaucer's works" (1967). Theses and Dissertations. 3568.