The Canterbury Tales "The Prologue"
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Terms in this set (10)
What does the stained attire of the Knight suggest about his personality?
a. the Knight is carless and unreliable.
b. the Knight is modest and honorable.
c. the Knight is deferential and dejected.
The Knight is described first, as befits a 'worthy man' of high status. The Knight has fought in the Crusades in numerous countries, and always been honored for his worthiness and courtesy. Everywhere he went, the narrator tells us, he had a 'sovereyn prys' (which could mean either an 'outstanding reputation', or a price on his head for the fighting he has done). The Knight is dressed in a 'fustian' tunic, made of coarse cloth, which is stained by the rust from his coat of chainmail.
What flaws are attributed to the Church based on the description of the Prioress and the Monk?
a. disregard of the needy
b. intolerance of differing views
c. strictness in punishing sinners
A. disregard of the needy
What kind of conflict is represented in a story about a person stranded on a desert island?
a. man v. man
b. man v. society
c. man v. nature
c. man vs. nature
What is the denotative meaning of the vocabulary word
denotative meaning: Something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a symbol
What tone is used in the description of the Oxford Cleric?
What does the description of the Franklins table tell about his personality?
a. he is a solitary man
b. He is obsessed with food.
c. He likes abundance and comfort.
c. He likes abundance and comfort.
What tone is used in the description of the relationship between the Doctor and his apothecary?
matches the underlined word?
The attorney arrived with the
to the properties.
b. legal documents
Which is the
revision of the fragment below?
The doctor was an expert in medicine. In surgery as well.
a. The doctor was an expert in medicine and surgery.
b. In surgery as well as medicine. The doctor was an expert.
c. Expert in surgery and medicine, the doctor.
The doctor was an expert in medicine and surgery.
As you start considering elements of the allegory for your portfolio assignment, discuss the allegorical content of The Canterbury Tales by examining characters embodying specific flaws of medieval society. How can the characters you encountered so far be considered allegorical?
The Canterbury Tales have many religious characters who do not represent the traditional characteristics of the church. The Catholic Church had great control over places such as England, Ireland, and Europe during the 14th Century, and was extremely wealthy. I believe the characters from the Canterbury Tales represent the greed and corruption going on during this time involving the Catholic Church. This is why you see characters such as the Prioress, who was obsessed with looks and fine things. This is why they describe her accessories added to her outfit. A traditional nun is supposed to focus on not standing out, but when described she is does stand out. The Priest, Friar, is another character who shows corruption within the Church system. He is described as being a man who is always ready to befriend rich men who might need his services. He uses his position as a church official to pressure citizens into giving his bribes.
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