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owner of the Tabard Inn
St. Thomas à Beckett
The martyred saint the pilgrims are going to visit
Wrote "The Canterbury Tales"
The story that sets up the reason for the tales to be told (story-within-a-story)
a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
After the Roman satirist Juvenal: Formal satire in which the speaker attacks vice and error with contempt and indignation Juvenalian satire in its realism and its harshness is in strong contrast to Horatian satire
After the Roman satirist Horace: Satire in which the voice is indulgent, tolerant, amused, and witty. The speaker holds up to gentle ridicule the absurdities and follies of human beings
a character that represents the perfect ideal
three segments of Medieval England
1. The Old Feudal Order (Knight, Squire, Yeoman, Plowman)
2. The Merchant Class (Franklin, Man of Law, Guildsman, Wife of Bath)
3. The Ecclesiastical Class (Nun, Monk, Friar, Oxford Cleric, Parson, Pardoner)
a figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are described in terms of characters, figures and events employed in prose and poetry to tell a story with a purpose of teaching an idea and a principle or explaining an idea
"The Pardoner's Tale"
whether in literature, film, or theatre, whose credibility has been seriously compromised
"The Wife of Bath's Tale"
a type of prose and verse narrative that was popular in the aristocratic circles of High Medieval and Early Modern Europe about marvel-filled adventures, often of a knight portrayed as having heroic qualities, who goes on a quest emphasizing love and courtly manner
a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable, for example "Two households, both alike in dignity." (From Romeo and Juliet)
direct statements about the character
uses actions, thoughts, and dialogue to reveal a character's personality
writing that offers insight into society, its values, and its customs
common language of the people
ironical understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary (e.g., you won't be sorry, meaning you'll be glad).
a play on words in which a humorous effect is produced by using a word that suggests two or more meanings or by exploiting similar sounding words having different meanings
a story that teaches a lesson about good and evil
Norman Invasion (Battle of Hastings)
the English language from circa 1150 to circa 1470; spelling rules are not finalized but there is a large importation of French in the English language
Date of the Canterbury Tales
1380-1392, he wrote the "General Prologue" and some of Canterbury Tales. By the year 1400, he had completed the Canterbury Tales
Amor vincit omnia.
Love conquers everything.
Radix malorum est cupiditas.
Greed (love of money) is the root of all evil.
"The Pardoner's Tale"
The language in which The Canterbury Tales is written
a moral tale in which the moral precedes the story
a moral tale in which the moral follows the story
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