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  • Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer
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    The Canterbury Tales is a great assortment of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer. Each individual story is told by a pilgrim from the voyage to Canterbury. "The Prioress' Tale" was a Miracle of the Virgin story, told by the Prioress. Another tale is "The Nun's Priest's Tale" which is a Beast Fable. Then there is "The Pardoner's Tale", which is an Exemplum. The genres of The Canterbury Tales help shape the entire story. In "The Prioress' Tale", the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, miraculously aids...
  • Human Nature In The Canterbury Tales
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    The Evil Side of Human Nature Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales became one of the first ever works that began to approach the standards of modern literature. It was probably one of the first books to offer the readers entertainment, and not just another set of boring morals. However, the morals, cleverly disguised, are present in almost every story. Besides, the book offers the descriptions of the most common aspects of the human nature. The books points out both the good and the bad qualities...
  • Chaucer In His Depiction Of The Knight
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    Chaucer and Religion It is very rare that a book is written without the opinions of the author being clearly expressed somewhere within that book. Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is one such book. In the General Prologue alone, by viewing Chaucer's description of the Knight, the Prioress, and the Friar, the reader is able to pick up on Chaucer's satirical humor toward the church of the 14th century. The first male traveler mentioned is the chivalrous Knight. It is interesting that Chauce...
  • Chaucer's Narrative Framework Of Tales
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    Insight into Human Nature in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, (written c. 1387), is a richly varied compilation of fictional stories as told by a group of twenty-nine persons involved in a religious pilgrimage to Canterbury, England during the fourteenth century. This journey is to take those travelers who desire religious catharsis to the shrine of the holy martyr St. Thomas a Becket of Canterbury. The device of a springtime pilgrimage provided Chauc...
  • Carpenter's Wife
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    Summary of The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories set within a framing story of a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, the shrine of Saint Thomas 'a Becket. The poet joins a band of pilgrims, vividly described in the General Prologue, who assemble at the Tabard Inn outside London for the journey to Canterbury. Ranging in status from a Knight to a humble Plowman, they are a microcosm of 14th- century English society. The Host proposes a storytelling contest to pass th...
  • Chaucer's Tales
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    The Role of Women in The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is a compilation of short stories that served as a moral guide for his era. Through the faults of both men and women, he shows in each character's story what is permissible and what is improper. Chaucer's Tales serve as lessons on how one should live honorably and soundly. Under the surface, however, lies a jaded look at women and how they are the cause of the downfall of men". The Knight's Tale" is one of chivalr...
  • Characters In The Pardoner's Tale
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    Throughout literature, relationships can often be found between the author of a story and the story that he writes. In Geoffrey Chaucer's frame story, Canterbury Tales, many of the characters make this idea evident with the tales that they tell. A distinct relationship can be made between the character of the Pardoner and the tale that he tells. Through the Prologue to the Pardoner's tale, the character of the Pardoner is revealed. Although the Pardoner displays many important traits, the most p...
  • Prologue To The Canterbury Tales
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    GEOFFREY CHAUCER: HIS JOURNEY OF THE CANTERBURY TALES THESIS: The Knight, Squire, Prioress, The Monk and the Friar are defined by their settings in Geoffrey Chaucers "Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales. 1. Portnoy says in his article in the Chaucer Review that "The General Prologue is like a mirror reflecting the individuals appearance which then defines the character of that person". (281) 2. Scanlon backs up Portnoy in his article from Speculum by saying "Characters descriptions somehow emerge ...
  • Murder Of Thomas Becket
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    Death at Canterbury Cathedral If only the Canterbury Cathedral could talk, there would be so many things to here about. It has been through two fires, the murder of Thomas Becket, a war, and numerous unknown incidences. Becket, involved deeply with Canterbury, died because of his beliefs in his church. The Canterbury's first stones were laid in 597 when Augustine arrived from Rome with a party of Monks to baptize King Ethelbert of Kent (Wright 11). The cathedral has been through two fires. The f...
  • Arcite And Palamon Love
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    In Chaucer day women were thought of in lesser regard than men. Their positions in the community were less noble and often displeasing. The Canterbury Tales, written by Chaucer, is about a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Along with the narrator (Chaucer), there are 29 other Canterbury pilgrims. Not surprisingly, only three of them are women: the Prioress, the associate of the Prioress, and the Wife of Bath. Each traveler is to tell two tales to make the journey to Canterbury and back more enjoyable. T...
  • Specific Mention Of Characters From The Bible
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    To formulate any type of argument using the Bible as a reference is challenging, since the Bible is diversely perceived from person to person. These varied perceptions can be results of different translations of the Bible, the cultural background of the reader, or quite simply, a vagueness with which the Bible can lend itself to multiple interpretations. Nevertheless, there are certain topics which are void of much gray area, which are explicitly and consistently outlined by the authors of the v...
  • Characters In The Canterbury Tales
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    The Canterbury Tales offer many characters whose vocation does not match his or her tale. This often provides humor and provokes much thought. Yet Chaucer makes the parson match his tale. This provokes a more serious train of thought. Thus Chaucer shows forth his brilliance in his versatility of subject matter. The first thing one should notice in the Parson's tale is that the Parson refuses to tell a fable. In lines 30-36, the Parson gives his reasoning for a straightforward prose. He will not ...
  • Few Different Types Of Love Chaucer
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    Different types of Love in The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is not only a novel about pilgrim's journey for five days from Southwark to Canterbury, but it is also a picture of love, despite the fact that it takes place in the fourteenth century and in England, far from modern society. The Pilgrims do a great job in revealing the English life at all levels of society. Chaucer relates love to different levels of society. Chaucer explains different types of love through ...
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses And Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
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    In a Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as in his other works, Shakespeare has referred to several classical sources. Through this process of rewriting and "modernization", the classics are kept alive. In this particular work, the four main stories can be tied together by works such as Ovid's Metamorphoses and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The story of the quarrel between Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the Fairies can be linked to the romances of the four youths, Lysander, Demetrius, Herm...
  • Chaucer's Wife Of Bath
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    One of the most paradoxical periods in Western history was the Middle Ages. The people, despite being trodden by the hooves of famine, pestilence, and war, nonetheless managed to produce marvels of Western culture that we still look upon with astonishment today. When the Black Death was at its pinnacle and the Great Schism weakened the Catholic Church's once absolute power, Geoffrey Chaucer composed one of the first works in vernacular English that is not only interesting to read, but informativ...
  • Miller's And The Wife Of Bath's Tales
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    Attitudes Of Marriage In Chaucer's The Canterbury Attitudes Of Marriage In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales Attitudes of marriage in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales Krupa Desai Period 3-English H IV Ms. Sad dik May 24, 1999 1 Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, demonstrate many different attitudes and perceptions towards marriage. Some of these ideas are very traditional, such as that illustrated in the Franklin's Tale. On the other hand, other tales present a liberal view, such as the marriages portra...
  • Chaucer's The Canterbury Attitudes Toward Marriage In
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    Attitudes Toward Marriage In Chaucer's The Canterbury Attitudes Toward Marriage In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales demonstrate many different attitudes toward and perceptions of marriage. Some of these ideas are very traditional, such as that discussed in the Franklin's Tale, and others are more liberal such as the marriages portrayed in the Miller's and the Wife of Bath's Tales. While several of these tales are rather comical, they do indeed give us a representatio...
  • Cathedral And Metropolitical Church Of Christ Canterbury
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    For at least fourteen hundred years the worship of God has been offered on the site of this Cathedral, and through the prayers of the Church his power and grace have shaped human lives. Ever since the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in the Cathedral in 1170, Canterbury has attracted thousands of pilgrims. This tradition continues to this day, and a large team of Welcomes, Guides, Cathedral Assistants and Chaplains are there to give all visitors a warm welcome. The Cathedral and Metropolitical...

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