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  1. It was interesting to see that Chaucer chose to use a pattern that he used in the Prologue in the story "Knight's Tale". The same way that the author started with reflections on Spring as a metaphor for spiritual awakening and an inner desire for spiritual awakening, he began on lines 1,261-1266 to talk about truth/clarity/'felicitee' by referring to the drunken man who has a home but cannot find it. I like also to have documentation that the people of Chaucer's time were reflecting on the spirit's life after death, "But man after his deeth most wepe and pleyne." (1319-1321, but I think that the studies that this represents reaches all the way back to Egypt, but shows that the people of his time although aware of the concept of life after death did not understand that such life is not contained by prison walls. Or did he understand, but just leave the two African men, Palamon and Arcite, in prison after life? Thebes was an African city, one of the most famous in early Egyptian history. So the story is also speaking about the wars that took place before the Blacks moved down south and left the pyramids to the mixed race people and the invaders who were coopting their cities, via intermarriage and open-air fights. Chancellor Williams in his Destruction of a Black Civilization speaks about these early fights that destroyed the greatness of Egypt, and his history that began 4000 BC. The same knoweldge of the stars, astrology, which existed then is used in Chaucer's work, as he mentions the planets but corresponds them to values that were ascribed to by the Egyptians, Kamitians, Ra Un Nefer Amen I, in the "Metu Neter", and "11 Laws of Maat." Chaucer says Saturn is concerned with fate, Mercury with speed, Pluto with the unseen (2297-98). I wonder too if Chaucer isn't mentioning the ancient Egyptian texts when he says "in stace of Thebes and thise bookes olde." (around lines 2293) Chaucer also mentioneds Mars lines 2367-Of course, those who know Chaucer's word sequence could argue that because of its placement, Chaucer is not referring to Egypt. They may or may not be right here! It seems to me that Dyane mentioned around line 2342 is the equivilant of Auset, who the ancient Greeks called Isis, the mother of the baby Heru, who the Greeks called Horus, who is pictured so often in sculpture of the times as the nursing baby in the seated queen mother's arms. The Kamitians, ancient Egyptians pictured Auset with a moon on top of her head and Diane according to Chaucer's text is pictured with a moon below her, line 2078.In Egypt, the goddess Het Heru (Amen's work) was matched with her mate Heru Khuti (the Mars element) yet Chaucer matches her with Vulcanus. Also, doesn't Chaucer refer to Black residents of the town "his colour was sangwyn betvixen yelow and somdel blak. (21-67-2170).

  2. Why are you posting your "homework" here, rather than posting into your blog where you can initiate dialog, stimulate comments and gets hits?

    There is a thread where you can promote your blog here http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=7101

  3. I completely agreee with TT, above, but, since I saw it here I was curious enough to visit your blog and notice the same thing was posted there. Perhaps it got on the forum by accident? Anyway, it was thought-provoking, for those of us who admire English Literature. I should not encourage you or others to spam the fora. (sorry TT) Please do what timethief suggests and create more good posts in your blog, and then tells us about them in "What did you post in your blog today" http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=7833&page (I left a comment on your blog, too).

  4. lettershometoyou
    Member

    He's got my vote for most surreal forum entry of the day, though.

  5. If it's posted twice, his blog will be downgraded by Google. Just FYI.

  6. LOL .. I like this rough justice. If you go nuts posting duplicates of your posts everywhere Google will get ya! :D

  7. lettershometoyou
    Member

    Google giveth, Google taketh away.

  8. >.<

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