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The Canterbury Tales Study Guide
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How many tales was each pilgrim to tell?
4 in total, 2 going to canterbury and 2 more leaving.
What does the winner receive?
Everyone will pay for his supper
Which 2 pilgrims are brothers?
parson and plowman
Which pilgrim drew the lot to tell the first tale?
knight was the first tale
Point of view in The canterbury tales is ____
What is the purpose of "the prologue"?
to introduce the pilgrims(characters)
author directly describes the character(s) with description
Indirect characterization in the canterbury tales is shown in
the dialogue, the character's actions,
described as noble, generous, and trustworthy, honorable, but his dressings had stains of his armor. Has a son. * travels with a servant
is dressed with equipment such as bow and arrows..etc * protects lands
the nun is described as a very touchy person in other words very sentimental towards anything. She has well manners when it comes to eating.
he is described as a large bald man. He loves hunting therefore he is well dressed with fur.
tricks people, sells his furs for money
is in debt * poor but acts wealthy
Oxford cleric(the student)
when given money he uses it for more books
Sergeant at the law
in today's society he is like a lawyer he knows every case.
just as is, he is a good cook *has an open sore on leg
the knight's son
knows every cure and treatment
finds cures to people's illnesses with stars and astronomy
The wife of bath
everything of her is large which includes her body and her hats. *dressed well/wealthy
is very religious *gives things to the poor even though he himself is poor.
described as honest, peaceful and good
has to deal with dirty work
very unattracted (big nostrils, huge..etc) *steals corn from his consumers
preaches for money *only wants money
children are afraid of him
very disgusting looking in other words his appearance is quite disgusting with pimples..etc
Who is the organizer/ the one who challenges those to tell their tales?
The journey begins at the _____ inn
How many pilgrims were on the journey?
29 but 30 including the host.
The canterbury tales is an example of a
is a overall story that contains short tales within
What time of year is the canterbury tales set?
The canterbury tales is written in the rhyme pattern of
Chaucer is often called
the father of english literature
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