The tone seems slightly frustrating ◦ “too unworldly to make search” ◦ “He had not found the stone for making gold” ◦ All examples are showing how the Cleric is so intelligent, wise and has much potential but doesn’t have the drive to succeed
1. What is so extraordinary about the Student having twenty books? He spent his money on books rather on material things. He also enjoys learning new information. 2. What is suggested about the details of his dress and by the description of his horse? He may be poor because his horse was very thin and he did not have a war coat on. 3. What subjects does he study? He studies philosophy.
1. What does the last line reveal about the student? “And he would gladly learn, and gladly teach” This reveals that he has a love for teaching others but will never be hesitant to learning new material 2. Can the student be compared to any other member of the pilgrimage? Both the cleric and the plowman are poor but still enjoy to share and help others
Lives in “perfect charity” meaning he has rags for clothes He is “hard-working” meaning he is dirty and tired looking
Does hard labor Does the dirtiest jobs – shoveling manure, harvesting
The tone seems melancholy ◦ Lives in charity ◦ Is very poor The tone is also peaceful ◦ Does everything he is meant to ◦ “Living in peace” ◦ Looks to God
1. How does Chaucer represent this character? Chaucer writes how the plowman is “an honest worker”, “loving God best with all his heart and mind”, and is charitable for helping the poor. He is also responsible because he pays his “tithes in full when they are due”.
They go to a school to start off their day Some need coffee from the café Not rags or riches, just in the middle May teach anything from science to riddles
They impact the lives of those they teach And have the heart to help them reach Their goals, ambitions and dreams of high hopes To maybe become a doctor or pope
Can wear anything while being professional Expressing themselves through their own style Some are married, some are not Their job consumes their time slot
They started in the one room school Now they use all different tools There’s more than just the paper and pen Things have changed from way back when
Teachers come in any shape or size Some are pretty or witty, all are wise Their bodies may vary but one thing is true They all a heart and want to teach you
BY: Melissa Weaver, Brad Eisenhauer, Courtney Fisher, & Stephen Teti