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  • Chaucer's Opinion On The Monk
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    Geoffrey Chaucer's, The Canterbury Tales was written in the late fourteenth century. It is a compilation of short stories, set in the Medieval Period England, told by travelers who are going on a pilgrimage to the Cathedral at Canterbury. Among the traveling band, a Monk of likely Franciscan ties was a pilgrim of high rank and nobility. The Monk in The Canterbury Tales, ranks among the highest compared to the other pilgrims. The Monk belonged to the ecclesiastical estate, which was one relating ...
  • Very Hypocritical Person
    401 words
    In "The Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer uses satire to make a statement about the nature of humanity. "The Prologue" shows the importance of a historical meaning as it describes the social classes of the 1300's. However, most modern readers can relate to the hypocrisy being displayed by the first three major characters. Chaucer begins his examination early with three religious characters-first being the monk. Monks were supposed to live their lives in poverty, chastity, and obedience-...
  • 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 ...
  • Chaucer's Monk
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    "The Canterbury Tales" was a novel written by Geoff ery Chaucer in 1386. In the prologue to Chaucer's work, he describes certain characters using the literary device known as satire. His descriptions of the characters do a few different things. First, they give the reader an accurate vision of the time period that the novel takes place, fourteenth-century England, through the context of the character descriptions such as their dress. Second, his characterizations reflect Chaucer's own personalit...
  • Chaucer's Monk
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    The Canterbury Tales It may be difficult to imagine that people who lived in this world over six hundred years ago share very close similarities with modern day people. It is hard to believe that six hundred years from now lawyers and doctors will act the same, or share surprisingly similar characteristics. Time may change an abundance of things in our world, but people are people throughout the ages. Sure, some types of people change completely over the course of time. The characteristics of ce...

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