Book I: Troilus’ Love
• Chaucer intends to relate the tale of Troilus, son of King Priam of Troy. Troilus passes from grief to joy to grief because of love.
• Chaucer invokes Tisiphone, one of the ancient Greek Furies, to be his muse because he believes that a sorrowful tale should be invoked by a sorrowful persona. Continue reading CHAUCER: Troilus and Criseyde