Sir Topas; A Gem of A poem Edit
As noticed in many of the Canterbury tales, there is a story with in this story particularly of a knight of bold description placed inside a poem. This knight, Sir Topas, was seen as a fictional character within a poem read by Geoffrey Chaucer himself but is unable to finish the full verse of his work.
Part one; The role of a knight Edit
In this gem of a poem, Sir Topas's most common role was the protagonist in this epic tale. The occupation of this daring hero is the position of a knight, which only begins to define the the role of a knight both in poem and in reality. For one such as Sir Topas, being a knight is no small feat, you must be born into the proper class needed to progress into knighthood. When one has become a knight, a code of chivalry must be followed and mark the daily conduct of a knight. This was so with Sir Topas when faced in battle of the giant Olifaunt.
Part two; This knights stereotype Edit
The most prominent stereotype of Sir Topas is illustrated by Geoffrey as the knight who righted wrongs, a hero of great valor. It is also good to note that a knight of this stature requires an even more noble steed, or in this case a well and fast one. From what is known of Sir Topas's character, the poem then gives the reader a visual of this knight as he should be seen as a hero. The poem begins with his armor, the color of his hair and eyes that best describes what a knight should look like. As part of the the stereotypical knight, Sir Topas is soon struck with love for the fairy of his dream, which would lead to further conflict.