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The Ethics of Sufficiency: ‘The Man of Law's Introduction’ and ‘Tale’; ‘The Shipman's Tale’

Alcuin Blamires

in Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248674
eISBN:
9780191714696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248674.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter addresses ideas about what God ‘sends’ to an individual in terms of fortune and livelihood. While the Man of Law’s Prologue and Tale offer competing assessments of what is ‘enough’, the ... More


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