Sir Topas; A Gem of A poem Edit

Knight of Canterbury tales

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.

Part three; Sir Topas, as seen in literature by Geoffrey Edit


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