The Canterbury Tales 2 — страница 2
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rarely, faithfully lived up to. Amid all the treachery, greed, infidelity and cruelty there are to be found shining examples of courage, gentleness, understanding and mercy inspired by those rules that only a perfect man could live up? (http://www.geocities.com/Area51/1567/ten.html) This quotes sums up the code of chivalry and how it should be followed and how it was followed. It represents the two sides, Chaucer?s ideal knights and Malory?s corrupt knight. The two contradicted each other and made people wonder how the code of chivalry was really followed.