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Contrast the presentation of Soldiers in the trenches in World War I and Chaucer's presentation of the Knight in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
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At the start of World War I most people had forgotten what war was actually like. After all, there had not been a major European war for over a century. People were living boring and glum lives, young men were restless, with unemployment high and no education. There were suffragette riots taking place by the score and public outcry to the government by the dozen. In August 1914 the outbreak of war seemed a glorious adventure in a foreign and far a way land. Young men had been told tales about how the "glorious" knight had fought in the...
World War I and the Knight in the Prologue to the "Canterbury Tales" fought in two different wars. The Knight, if killed, would have been remembered in history whearas the Soldiers would have been forgotten in hours. The soldiers witnessed "superhuman inhumanities" with thousands of deaths a day but the knight only witnessed perhaps hundreds in a lifetime.

Would the soldiers in the trenches in World War I have witnessed a different war with less bloodshed if we had have foreseen the Great War and had a professional "worthy" army like in the days of the Knight?

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