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  • Chaucer's Revelation Of Her Name
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    The Prioress, Madame Eglantine In the "General Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer introduces the readers to pilgrims he meets in the town of South werk as he begins his pilgrimage to Canterbury. The pilgrim I found to be most interesting was the Prioress. Chaucer tells the reader that she is a nun and her name is Madame Eglantine. Due to the power of the church at this time in England, much is to be expected of the Prioress as a nun. Chaucer goes into detail in explaining her "simple and...
  • Justinus And Placebo's Scene With January
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    CANTERBURY TALES THE MERCHANT'S TALES AM TAYLOR 09/03/2005 Chaucer has let January become the character he is partially down to the fact of his age. We know January is highly sexually driven without a doubt. Yet Chaucer leads us to believe that this is down to his personality and character rather than his age being used as a justifiable tool; so what if the man is 60 he still wants to have sex right? We are told that January has a sexual appetite and regularly feeds with mostly a selection of mi...
  • Tale Of The Prioress
    796 words
    All Things Are Subject to Love: Pride Versus Love In the description of the Prioress found in the prologue of The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer depicts this woman as one who would appear to on-lookers as being mannerly, becoming, and pleasant. The phrase where Chaucer wrote "She was a great delight, and always tried, To imitate court ways, and had her pride" would indicate that not only did the Prioress place a great deal of importance on her outward appearance but that she also took pride in it as ...
  • Geoffrey Chaucer's Use Of Sarcasm To Describe His Characters
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    Geoffrey Chaucers use of sarcasm to describe his characters. Geoffrey Chaucer used sarcasm to describe his characters in "The Canterbury Tales". It will point out details that are seen in the book that help explain how he used this sarcasm to prove a point and to teach life lessons sometimes. I will also point out how this sarcasm was aimed at telling the reader his point of view about how corrupt the Catholic Church was. Chaucer uses an abundance of sarcasm, as opposed to seriousness, to descri...
  • Squires Motivation On Survivor Island
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    Canterbury Tales is a novel about twenty-nine characters from all walks of life, coming together to reach a destination. Geoffrey Chaucer portrays each character uniquely. He includes underlying hints about the character and he / she personality traits. The concept of living with others for a period of time to reach a common goal can also be traced in the Popular television show Survivor Island. The combination of the two stories would produce the idea of a medieval Survivor Island. Out of the t...

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