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The Canterbury Tales
Terms in this set (28)
Who did the narrator meet at the Tabbard Inn?
He met 29 pilgrims.
Why was everyone at the Tabbard?
They were on their way making a pilgrimage to Canterbury.
What were they going to Canterbury to see?
They were going to see the shrine.
Describe the Knight
Had been in many battles. He was a true perfect gentle knight.
Describe the Squire
He was the son of the knight, twenty-ish, agile and strong, fashionable and happy go lucky. Love to court ladies.
Describe the Yeoman
is the Squires servant. He was a woodsman, a Robin Hood type character dressed flashy and colorful.
Describe the Prioress
Her name was Madam Eglantyne. She spoke French, was dainty, pleasant, sensitive, and the picture of mideval beauty. Pseudo, Educated, loved to eat a lot.
What other people were in the Nun's group?
There was another nun and three priests.
Describe the Monk.
He was bald and fat. He had a preference for fine clothes and luxuries. He didnt care at all for the hard work at Canterbury.
Describe the Friar
A festive man, flirted and sang to ladies, he had a lisp, his name was Hubert.
Describe the Merchant
He has a forked beard and motley coat. He is careful with money, a good negotiator and always tells his opinions about business
Describe the Clerk
He is an Oxford Student. He didn't say much, didn't have a job, and just loved to learn for the sake of learning.
Describe the Sergeant At Law
He seemed wise, He made a lot of money as a lawyer. He knew the law by rote, and seemed busier than he really was.
Describe the Franklin
He looked a little like Santa Claus. He liked to eat, drink and be merry. He was a country gentleman with a dagger and a silk purse.
What tradesmen were there?
A haberdasher, dryer, carpenter, weaver, and carpet-maker were here.
Describe the Cook
He was a master of his trade. He had a sore on his knee, and was physically a rather disgusting character.
Describe the Shipman
He was from Dartmouth, didn't ride well, had little conscience about killing the enemy, and was a good navigator. He seems like a pirate.
Describe the Doctor
knew medicine well, and took kickbacks from the pharmacist. He was not particularly religious. He was dressed in red and blue/gray garments, and he loved gold.
Describe the wife of Bath
She was a large woman, and somewhat deaf. She had a red complexion. Wore a wide hat and spurs. She had been married five times, and she went on many pilgrimages.
Describe the Parson
He was truly christ like; patient, giving, holy and virtuous, and didn't believe in pomp or glory. He practiced what he preached.
Describe the Miller
Had a football player build. He had a red beard, wart on his nose, and a filthy mouth. He cheated his customers and in his spare time played the bagpipes.
Describe the Manciple
He was a shrewd buyer, Lawyers with all their knowledge were no match for him. He purchased well and kept the extra money for himself. He stole the lawyers blind.
Describe the Plowman
He was the Parsons brother. He was an honest worker who paid his taxes and on time.
Describe the Reeve
He was old, choleric, and thin. He was a good manager and good carpenter, feared by the farm workers. He usually brought up the rear of the party, lagging behind.
Describe the Pardoner
He sang in a strong voice. He had long, yellow hair, bulging eyes, and was baby faced.
Describe the Summoner
Had a red face full of sores. He ate onions and drank too much. He would take bribes. He had a garland of flowers on his head and held a cake like a shield.
Describe the Host
His name was Harry Bailey. He was manly, good natured, and happy.
What game does the host propose to the pilgrims?
He proposed that they each tell two stories on the way to and from Canterbury.
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