The Canterbury Tales, a book written by Geoffrey Chaucer, is full of many two faced pilgrims that go on a journey to Canterbury. The pilgrims in this story come in many different types and tell many different tales from there of personal view. The medieval times were a time when the church is corrupt, and generous people are seen by fewer. Aside from the Oxford Clerk. In the Canterbury tales, the Oxford Clerk is a two faced character with a role in society that is very explicit, which Geoffrey Chaucer elucidates on, and communes an interesting tale. The Oxford Clerk is a two faced character that has a very explicit role in society. Oxford University was among one of the only schools at its times. The other well–known one was Cambridge University....show more content...
Walter was a king who loved his freedom dearly (40). On a day that Walter was least excepting, the delegation of lords came to Walter and told him to seek a woman to be wed to. Walter was rushed into setting a date even though he didn't know who his wife was going to even be yet. The day of the wedding and everything was set up. Walter has still yet to choose his bride. Nearby there was a poor man, named Janicula. He who had a beautiful daughter named Griselda. Griselda then came to wed Walter that same day they met. Griselda made a promise to always obey his will and to do so cheerfully even if it caused her pain. Griselda's kindness and virtue grew adequately. Her fame was spread throughout the land. People came from all over just though be with her and her virtue. Soon after the marriage Griselda gave birth to the king's daughter. This was not acceptable, and the people knew that she was not to bear a girl but to bear a son that would soon be king one day. Even though the baby was sucking on its mother's breast still, it was to be taken away by courtiers to be terminated. The king's agents arrived and took the child and Griselda did not say a word. She didn't want to show a loss of love in her husband (41). The days have passed and Griselda gave birth to her husband's son. The town's folk were in shock to hear that the heir to the throne was born. A few years have passed and
Essay on The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
"The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales" were told during a pilgrimage journey from London to the shrine of the martyr
St. Thomas a Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. This was approximately 70 miles to the southeast. These Tales were told by a group of 29 pilgrims, and a Host who met up with them at the Tabard Inn. They left the Inn on the morning of
April, 11. The Nun's Priest Tale was the first story actually told, this was determined by whoever drew the shortest straw. The pilgrim who told the best story would win a free dinner, and the loser's had to pay for his dinner. Geoffrey Chaucer who was without a doubt the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, wrote this great story "The Canterbury tales"....show more content...
The Miller was a very big and strong man, that , stated in The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, "Could win the ram at any wrestling show". He was Broad, Knotty , and
Short–Shouldered. It also says he could "Heave any door off hinge and post, Or take a run and break it with his head."
The Millers' beard was red, and very big and thick, and his nose had a wart on the end, with red hairs protruding out of it. His nostrils were black and very wide. He wore a sword and a buckler at his side, also the Miller wore a blue hood and a white coat. This is it for the physical traits of the
Miller, I think you know by now, that he was big, and he was strong. Now we'll talk about the Millers' personality.
The Millers' personality was very distinct, It matched his physical traits almost exactly. the Miller was very boastful in his ways, he would boast to people about how he could bust any door down and off the hinges, or take a run and break it with his head, he was also a very greedy man,
He would steal from the poor, or the rich without even thinking twice. his thumb of gold was how he did this, meaning, he pressed on the scale with his thumb to increase the weight of the grain that he sold to his customers, or so they thought he was selling them. The Miller also had a filthy mouth, and told tavern stories quite often. Also, he liked to play the bagpipes, in fact he was the
Perhaps one of the most controversial pieces of writing during the Medieval Era was Geoffrey Chaucer's revolutionary epic, The Canterbury Tales. This revolutionary work was not only groundbreaking for the topics discussed, but also the language that it was written in. Chaucer forever changed the landscape of literature by deliberately writing his work in English, which was the common vernacular of the time. This meant that reading literature was no longer just for the aristocrats and scholars. Chaucer, as the narrator, introduces the common man into the world of literature using the basic premise that a group of pilgrims is telling tales to pass the time during their journey from London to Canterbury. The third story, "The Reeve's Tale," offers...show more content...
The first quote is a direct characterization that deals with how the Reeve handles his financials. Chaucer states in the general prologue, "He stored up many riches privately." (609). The Reeve's actions in this quote speak for itself, as he prefers to deal with his wealth in a private matter. The second quote indirectly characterizes the Reeve's privacy as Chaucer describes, "He / Rode always last among our company." (621–622). It can be inferred from these two quotes that the Reeve is a man that enjoys keeping to himself and keeping his affairs private. From all of these direct and indirect characterizations, it could be said that the Reeve is an ill–tempered, self–aware, and private
Canterbury Review and Reflect
1. What is one important thing you learned from The Canterbury Tales unit?
One important thing that I learned from The Canterbury Tales unit was the social impact that was present in each Chaucer produced the tales; each tale was a reflection of a certain class of people during the time period and what they did as well as believed in.
2. What is one thing you would still like to know?
One thing that I would still like to know is what the other tales were which Chaucer was going to add to the book before he died.
3. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks to a unit structured this way, for you as a learner. (Include what worked well and what would you would want to see done differently in a similar type of assignment in the future.
A benefit of the unit being structured this way is that we have a timed schedule and we...show more content...
What went well in your group? Something that went well in the group was that we all worked well together. This allowed for everyone to have a contribution to the group project, helping it get completed on time. 5. What would you have changed about your group and the way it worked? Something I would of improved on with my group is our organization. For the most part we were able to get our work done on time but I feel as though if we made a powerpoint to incorporate as well into our presentation it would be better because we would have more to present. Since we were going of notes that were printed we only had limited information that we had to present. 6. Choose ONE thing from your group project and fix it. (Even if you got a 5/5, what is something you think you could have done better). Something I would fix we got a chance to was to explain information a bit more. Since our tale had to do with a religious character it would have been beneficial to also explain and incorporate that into our information. This ties to how we had our notes on paper and didn't have a full powerpoint to explain everything as we should
Canterbury Tales Analysis
November 22, 2017
Fourteenth Century England Revealed by Chaucer Chaucer is one of the most famous and influential writers in history who was able to paint a picture of society for the reader. His superb characterization is a big reason why he is so admired. Chaucer was able to describe a particular segment of society with characters that he made. Chaucer informs the reader of 14th century England's ranks of society with the characters in The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer describes the court system of 14th century England with the use of the characters from the prologue of The Canterbury Tales. The Knight is a prime example of an idealized member of the court segment of society. Chaucer uses direct characterization to show the Knight's idealized values. "There was a Knight, A most distinguished man, who from the day on which he first began to ride abroad had followed chivalry, Truth, honor, generousness, and courtesy"(43–47). This displays how honorable the Knight is because of his value of chivalry and other good qualities. From this description we can see that there were at least a few very noble members of society in the court system. The Squire is another character used to reveal how certain members of the court system lived in 14th century England. The Squire may not be evil, but does not hold the same value honor of and self sacrifice like the Knight does. The Squire is more self–indulgent and focuses on