The Canterbury Tales

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Sir Thopas Character Analysis

Young, brave Sir Thopas is a knight in both the literal springtime and the figurative spring of his life, as he is just starting forth on all his adventures. Although he is chaste, he is full of lust and zest for conquest in both love and battle. With his sweet tooth and his fashionable attire, Sir Thopas resembles the Squire.
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Sir Thopas Character Timeline in The Canterbury Tales

The timeline below shows where the character Sir Thopas appears in The Canterbury Tales. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Tale of Sir Thopas
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Chaucer’s Tale of Sir Thopas is told in a thumping rhyme scheme and song-like meter. Fair Sir Thopas, says Chaucer,... (full context)
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Sir Thopas goes out riding with his sword by his side one day in springtime, when all... (full context)
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Sir Thopas dreams of an elf-queen who will be his mistress, since no earthly woman is worthy... (full context)
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Chaucer describes in great detail Sir Thopas ’s preparations for battle. First, he eats sweets, and then he puts on layer after... (full context)
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...Chaucer, listen to my story! Men speak of all the knights of Arthurian legend, but Sir Thopas is the most chivalrous of all. He has so many adventures that he barely ever... (full context)