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The Canterbury Tales

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capital n. Wealth in money or property
timorous adj. Timid
derision n. Contempt or ridicule
maxim n. Briefly expressed general tale or rule of conduct
stringent adj. Strict
cant n. Insincere or meaningless talk
Who are Chanticleer and Pertelote? Chanticleer is a cock that was enclosed by stockade. he had a very jolly voice. he was also great at crowing and a master of 7 hens. Pertelote is a very gracious lady. Courteous and companionable. She loved Chanticleer.
Why is Chanticleer disturbed at the beginning of the story? Chanticleer has an unusual dream that scared him. he saw a beast in the yard that tried to kill him.
what is pertelote's advise to Chanticleer when he tells her his dream? Pertelote says that you just ate to much take some laxatives
How does the fox capture Chanticleer? Chanticleer is distracted and then the fox attacks him by the neck and runs off (prideful)
how does chanticleer escape? chanticleer convinces the fox to let him go with his sweet talk. the fox says "Faith, it shall be done!"
realistic characteristics of Chanticleer 1. great at crowing with the rise of the sun 2. black bill and shone as bight as jet 3. nails of lil white (to look for seeds)
absurd characteristics of chanticleer 1. he has a human mind (he reads books) very smart is educated in literature. 2. he can talk 3. proud (lover)
compare and contrast the methods of argument that pertelote and chanticleer use to defends their interpretations of dreams chanticleer- fears that his terrible dream might come true so he prays God will change his dream into good pertelote- It is just a dream don't worry about it. you just ate to much. take some laxative. dreams are caused by red choler in the blood
the 1st story that chanticleer tells has the 3 part structure typical of medieval tales: an exposition describing the characters and setting a complication or problem and a climax does "the nuns priests tale" as a whole follow this pattern why or why not? the characters who live in the cottage and the yard are presented 1st then the argument (meaning of the dream) (problem). the seizing of chanticleer is escape is the resolution
what is the moral of the fable? don't display overweening pride! if you do you may become susceptible to flattery! you may be gullible to the wiles of sycophants
how seriously do you think the narrator takes this moral? the nun's priest takes the moral semiously but he thinks the audience will pay better attention to the moral if it is presented in a humorous context.
what does this tale suggest about its teller, the nun's priest? the nuns priest enjoys humor and enjoys telling a story to make people laugh. although the story conveys a helpful moral, he doesn't take life too serious
knight The Knight represents the ideal of a medieval Christian man-at-arms. He has participated in no less than fifteen of the great crusades of his era. Brave, experienced, and prudent, the narrator greatly admires him.
Squire The Knight’s son and apprentice. The Squire is curly-haired, youthfully handsome, and loves dancing and courting.
Yeoman The servant who accompanies the Knight and the Squire. The narrator mentions that his dress and weapons suggest he may be a forester.
Nun His story of Chanticleer, however, is well crafted and suggests that he is a witty, self-effacing preacher.
Monk according to the Rule of Saint Benedict, which demanded that they devote their lives to “work and prayer.” This Monk cares little for the Rule; his devotion is to hunting and eating. He is large, loud, and well clad in hunting boots and furs.
Friar Always ready to befriend young women or rich men who might need his services, the friar actively administers the sacraments in his town, especially those of marriage and confession. However, Chaucer’s worldly Friar has taken to accepting bribes.
Parson the Parson lives in poverty, but is rich in holy thoughts and deeds. The pastor of a sizable town, he preaches the Gospel and makes sure to practice what he preaches. He is everything that the Monk, the Friar, and the Pardoner are not.
Geoffrey Chaucer lived from 1343-1400
Chauce is considered "The father of English poetry"
In chasers time a feudal society was becoming a nation
During chasers lifetime English and French aristocrats fought battles for land in a war called the 100 year war
in 1337 the war began as a feudal struggle for land ownership but it ended in 1453 as a Feudal struggle between 2 countries, England and France
was an English farmer turned solider who fought with a longbow. yeoman
British pride in military victories during the 100 year was fostered the use of the English language in government and business. it is called old English during the late medieval period of Chaucer's time
Geoffrey Chaucer was born into what class of British society merchant
as a young man Chaucer served the nobility as an servant
his position in society just below the aristocrats enabled him to ___________ all charcter types observe
the prologe of _____________________________ Chaucer portrays many types of people of varying positions in medieval society The Canterbury tales
Chaucer conceived this work as a collection of stories told by _____ on there way to _____ the seat of Christendom in England about ____ miles southeast of London pilgrams ; Canterbury ; 50
A martyr ______ died in the cathedral there in Thomas a' Becket ; 1170
almost immediately after the murder of the archbishop people began to travel to the cathedral so that they could pay their respect
In Chaucer's frame story, a group of __________ meet at the __________ in the southern part London during the year ________. pilgrims, Taband Inn, 1387
The first-person__________ of the Prologue, who is staying at the same inn, decides to accompany the group He describes each person in detail. Narrator
The Host of the inn proposes that each __________ should tell a ___________ to entertain the group along the way on their pilgrimage. pilgrim, story
Although Chaucer intended to write more tales, he completed only __________ of them. 24
The final part of Chaucer's work is a sermon with a reference to "that __________ glorious __________ called the celestial to __________." perfect, pilgrimage, Jerusalem
Chaucer married Philippa Pan, a ___________ to the queen. lady-in-waiting
As Chaucer continued to rise in British society, he began to write poetry at age _____ and continued into his old age. He lies buried in Poet's ________, an area reserved for famous authors, in ___________ ________ (London). 20, corner, West Minester, Abbey
The narrator portrays characters in the Prologue by 2 methods. In direct characterization, the narrator makes _____ statements about a character. In indirect characterization, the narrator reveals a character's personality by his or her ___, ___, & ___. direct, actions, thoughts, word
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