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    The Canterbury Tales: Review Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is considered as one of the major beginning marks in English Literature. The Canterbury Tales‚ written in 14th century is a collection of short stories mainly in verse form. The stories in The Canterbury Tales are told by a group of 24 pilgrims on pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. A Prologue to The Canterbury Tales introduces the major characters of the

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    Katie Paschal After reading the Canterbury Tales and the General Prologue‚ I learned a lot about all of the Pilgrims. The pilgrim that I found the most interesting was the Pardoner‚ which is why I chose to use him for my project. The Pardoner worked for the Church and was despised by many churchgoers. In return for making donations to charitable enterprises‚ the Pardoner was licensed by the Pope to sell papal indulgences. People would give money in exchange for pardons and the Pardoner would

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    Literature November 9‚ 2012 Revenge is Sweet – Affairs are Sour The Reeve’s and Miller’s Tale contradict each other in many ways towards the characters ambitions and personalities. The Miller and Reeve try to get revenge on each other by insulting one another through these parables. The main themes in these stories are as follows: jealousy‚ revenge‚ and trickery. Jealousy is shown in the Reeve’s Tale because the scholars and the miller try to get even with each other throughout the entire story

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    The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales are presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims. The Canterbury Tales‚ the work stands as a historical and sociological introduction to the life and times of the late Middle Ages. he was familiar with and was accepted by the lower classes as well as by the higher classes; thus‚ throughout his life‚ he was able to observe both the highest

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    In The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer‚ A band of pilgrims traveling to Canterbury take turns telling stories. The main characters of each pilgrim’s tale face their reckoning and whether they are punished or absolved; their judgment is specific to the pilgrim who told the tale. The Knight from the Wife of Bath’s tale is judged and forgiven when and the three men from the Pardoner’s tale meet their end when they let greed‚ what the Pardoner calls the root of evil‚ impair their judgment. The

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    10/2/12 The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales‚ written by Geoffry Chaucer‚ is known as a Frame tale. A Frame tale is a story that leads up to another story. The Canterbury Tales‚ to me‚ was a very interesting story. A couple of the characters‚ the Knight and the Plowman‚ greatly caught my eye. The Canterbury Tales is about a pilgrimage made to a holy place during the 1300’s for religious reasons. Twenty-nine pilgrims travel to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas a Becket. As

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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

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    Though the characters in the Canterbury Tales are described vividly and often comically‚ it is not necessarily true that these characters are therefore stereotypes of The Middle ages. The intricate visual descriptions and the tales the characters tell help to direct the reader in finding a more accurate and realistic picture of the pilgrims‚ bringing into question the theory that Chaucer was just collating stereotypes from his time. The fact that there is one representative for each of the

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    The Canterbury Tales is a piece written by Geoffrey Chaucer sought out to accomplish various goals. Chaucer wrote his tales during the late 1300’s.  This puts him right at the beginning of the decline of the Middle Ages.  Historically‚ we know that a middle class was just starting to take shape at this time‚ due to the emerging commerce industry. Chaucer was able to see the importance and future success of the middle class‚ and wrote his work with them in mind.  Knowing that the middle class was

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    The Canterbury Tales Big Brother Story When applying the show Big Brother with the story The Canterbury Tales choosing the right characters to intermingle in a household is very difficult. The eight characters I have chosen to live in a household together are The Knight‚ The Friar‚ The Squire‚ The Nun‚ The Cook‚ The Wife of Bath‚ The Manciple‚ and The Summoner. I believe that the chosen characters will make a very interesting and dramatic show. The first character I have chosen is The Knight

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