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to save hrothgar and the danes

why does Beowulf slay Grendel?

wishes to prove his bravery

why does Beowulf fight Grendel with his bare hands?

loyal supporter of Beowulf who makes a speech about loyalty and bravery

Who was Wiglaf?

He fights the dragon with only Wiglaf's help and is killed

What finally happens to Beowulf?

As he is dying he expresses is pride in what he did for his people

Does Beowulf feel pride in what he did for his people?

His attack of the dragon

What was the most important thing that Beowulf did for his people?

Woven mail shirt

What piece of Beowulf's equipment saves his life when he fights Grendel's mother?

A reminder of his greatness

Beowulf's funeral pyre is supposed to remind his people of what?

Repetition of beginning sounds

What is alliteration?

Saves his people from possible disaster

Epic Hero?

another name for a familiar object (she wolf- grendals mom)


church clergy

the pardoner is the official of the...?

selling relics, papal pardons, begging, and preaching

how does the pardoner earn money?

because plague is everywhere

in the pardoners tale, why is everyone so afraid of death?

to get back for their friends deaths

why do the rioters go looking for death?

an old man

death is betrayed as both wickedness and a actual person (who) ?

the knight

who prevents a fight between the pardoner and the host?

relics that will forgive them for their sins and help them go to heaven

what does the pardoner offer to his fellow pilgrims?

say one thing and mean another

verbal irony?

what actually happens is different from what is expected

situational irony?

he was a young lord, and was poisoned by his lover

who was lord randall and what actually happened to him?

because he was sick

why is lord randall's mother worried about him?

hunting in greenwood and having dinner with his lover

where has lord randall been?

his lover

who poisoned lord randall?

sad love stories or songs, something sad or tragic, mystery, fun

what are the typical elements of a ballad?

to pause or break, to repeat lines or words

to refrain?

structured answer

many ballads have a "question and ?" structure.


why is "get up and bar the door" not a typical ballad?

his glasses

how is piggy associated with the starting of the fire on the island?

he commends them for their survival

what does the British officer tell the boys when they are rescued?


who is the only person that knows the beastie is really a person?

evil is within all of us

what does the novel say about the evil in all humans?


who are the dreamer and the mystic on the island?

destroying things instead of creating things

how does jack prefer to lead?

because he can not organize things

why does ralph fail as a leader?


what is going on in the world while the boys are on the island?

rational level of human thought

what does the platform symbolize?

because it is a natural fortress

why is castle rock an ideal home for the savages?

the beast is among them and they should fear eachother. beast within the self's

according to Piggy and simon, what is the beast the boys should fear most?

to introduce the pilgrims and tell the background of the story

what sis chaucers main objective in the prologue?

thomas a beckett shrine because it has relics of saints and the pilgrimage is a tradition

where are the pilgrims going and why?

to stay entertained and to win a free meal

why do pilgrims tell tales on the way?

sore on his leg

what affliction does the cook have on his leg?

she is deaf

what physical impairment doe the wife of bath have?

the host

which character resembles chaucer himself?

the knight

which pilgrim does chaucer describe first?

oxford clinic

which pilgrim prefers to be poor and study?

carpenters, dyers, haberdasher, weaver, and carpet maker

which pilgrims are members of the craft guilds?

what a women wants

in the wife of bath tale what does the knight have to find out?

the queen

who orders him to find the answer?

more than 24 young women dancing

who does the knight see before he see th old woman?

to have mastery over their husbands

according to the old woman, what do women want?


what does th old woman demand from the knight?

he says you decide what for you take

how do we know the knight has learned his lesson?

it cannot be inherited

what does the wife say about being of gentle birth?

making fun of something or someone

chaucers description of the clergy uses satire. what does that mean?

narrator tells the story, author came up with the concept or wrote the story

what is the difference between the narrator and the author?

witty or clever, down to earth

describe the wife of baths narrative voice?

rhyming lines

what is a couplet?


is the wife of bathe modest?


does chaucer use of characterization differ fro authors today?


appeals to the senses

Author describes the dress, behavior and appearance of the characters

what is characterization?

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