The Canterbury Tales

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Mia Gennarelli
September 28, 2010
3rd Block
The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer was famous for his Canterbury Tales. I am selecting actors and actresses in which I believe would best fit four of Chaucer’s pilgrims’ personalities. Elizabeth Taylor, Gordon Ramsey, Carol Christine Hilaria Pounder, and Atticus Shaffer will be playing the roles of the Wife of Bath, the Cook, the Nun, and the Oxford Cleric

Elizabeth Taylor will be playing the role of the wife of bath. She, like the wife of bath, has had many husbands, but she, unlike the wife of bath, is only widowed by one. Two of her husbands told the press after their divorce that Elizabeth Taylor was controlling, which in “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” we find out she likes to be in control. Since the Wife of Bath has been on many pilgrimages, Elizabeth Taylor is a perfect actress to play her character because she has played in several movies, television shows, and documentaries. ”A worthy woman from Bath city was with us, somewhat deaf, which was a pity” (The Canterbury Tale’s Prologue pg.116). With age, Elizabeth Taylor’s hearing has become impaired, which many fans find upsetting. The Wife of Bath is imagined to have a bold face that is handsome and red in hue. Many of Elizabeth Taylor’s admirers say she is not only known for her talents, but also for her beauty.

“They had a Cook with them who stood alone for boiling chicken with a marrow-bone”. The Cook’s role will be played by Gordon Ramsey. Gordon Ramsey is an admirable and magnificent chef! He has won several awards in many different cooking competitions. In the Prologue Chaucer states that the Cook has an ulcer on his knee. Knowing that Gordon Ramsey is a blunt man, some may say having an ulcer may make him so the way he is. “He could distinguish London ale by flavor” (The Canterbury Tale’s Prologue pg.115), describes both the cook and Gordon Ramsey; Gordon Ramsey can taste any dish someone makes and tell you almost every ingredient that...
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