Christie gsu brit lit final exam

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frame narrative
"canterbury tales":At the Tabard Inn, a tavern in Southwark, near London, the narrator joins a company of twenty-nine pilgrims. The pilgrims, like the narrator, are traveling to the shrine of the martyr Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury. ... He decides that each pilgrim will tell two stories on the way to Canterbury and two on the way back. Stories are following tales.

"pilgrims way": historical route taken by pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire, England, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent.

"the knight's tale": demande d'amour. The Knight begins his tale with the story of Theseus, a prince, who married Hippolyta, the queen of Scythia, and brought her and her sister, Emelye, back to Athens with him after conquering her kingdom of Amazons.

"the miller's tale": guy wont leave married girl alone, guy asks for a kiss, girl agrees, girl instead sticks her butt out and guy kisses butt.

"the pardoner's tale": three young drunk guys go out to kill death, finds gold, and they plot to kill the other for a bigger portion. The youngest goes out to get bread and wine, poisons the wine, and when he gets back the other two jump and kill him.

"the nun's priest tale": a prideful rooster has a dream that a fox will get him. Later he sees a fox and the fox flatters him. While the rooster is distracted, the fox snatches him away. Dogs chase the fox and the rooster into the woods. The rooster suggests that the fox boasts to the dogs and he does. The rooster slips out of the fox's mouth and flies away. The fox tries to flatter the rooster to come down but the rooster states that he has learned his lesson.