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(E12) The Cantebury Tales - Prologue Review
Terms in this set (14)
What does saying that Chaucer wrote "for the people" mean?
He wrote about the people.
What is Chaucer's nickname?
The Father of English Literature
About how many years before Shakespeare was Chaucer born?
About 200 years
Language of The Cantebury Tales
Setting of the Tales (country, journey from and to which towns, and name of inn/hotel)
"close" to London
To the Church
Why was Thomas a Becket known as a Christian martyr?
He was murdered by King Henry. Set up for his beliefs, against the King.
Describe the contest the innkeeper/host suggests.
Challenge to tell stories to past the time, tell 2 tales going to Cantebury and 2 tales back from Cantebury. Whoever told the best tales would win a feast paid by everyone else.
What kind of reputations did many pilgrims who were members of the Church have? What does this tell us the readers about Chaucer's beliefs?
They had really bad reputations.
He didn't think highly of the Church.
How many pilgrims are on the journey (plus the speaker)?
Chaucer was born?
Chaucer's family name derives from the French meaning?
He was fluent in
Chaucer was captured as a soldier and ransomed by
Chaucer's first book was dedicated to
his best friends wife
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