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why does the yeoman take pride in his arrows
arrows (their flowers) are expensive, he could afford buying a new one, not reusing it
poking fun at her through the way she speaks and sings and learns french and how she thinks she's so cool but she's supposed to be a homely nun
the friar satire
would arrange marriages for women but they have to sleep with him to get her married
why does the franklin eat so much
you should live to make yourself happy, if eating is one of those things, go for it
how the wife of bath became deaf
third husband boxed her ears because she was reading feminist literature
importance of the wife of bath knowing many different sex positions
shows she's a feminist, because in the middle ages, the church said you could only have sex in the missionary position
importance of being "a country parson"
the parson would traveler all over his entire parish, regardless of weather
if gold rusts, what should iron do
if the parson isn't good, how can he expect others to be good (if the shepherd is dirty, how can the sheep be clean)
how the reeve would trick his lord
he would let the lord borrow his own items (like a wheelbarrow) that was really the lords, and the lord would give gifts of thanks
how the summoner would "give summons"
instead of giving summons and sending them to the church court, the summoner would say "don't worry about it, just give me a quart of wine, and this will disappear"
has a piece of bread that looked like a shield and with it he'd act like he was going to hit somebody
code of chivalry
code of knightly behavior - rules that knights were supposed to follow, honoring christianity and the king
popular included magican events (fantasies) and courtly love always, adventure, and quest
how canterbury tales is told
through a frame and retraction (he throws things out then takes them back, uses satire)
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