Presentation on theme: "Medieval Literature Part Two"— Presentation transcript:
1 Medieval Literature Part Two Canterbury TalesFederigo’s FalconSir Gawain and the Green KnightBallads:-Bonny Barbara Alan-Sir Patrick Spens
2 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer 1340-1400 One of greatest English poetsCanterbury Tales is his masterpiece
3 Geoffrey ChaucerIs considered to be one of greatest English poetsCanterbury Tales is his masterpiece
4 Pages 108-09 Name his first writing effort Despite his writing efforts, his primary career was_________His second major work was_________Why did he write it?What happened to his cousin?What occured during the last two decades of his life?Where is he buried? How did he see himself?
5 Birth of Chaucer The Black Death Chaucer a page for the Countess of Ulster Chaucer serves in the war in France Chaucer, captured by the French, is ransomed (for 16 pounds) Chaucer marries Philippa Roet, a lady-in-waiting in the Queen's household- two sons1382 The Bible is translated into English (The "Wycliffte Bible"; a later versions is made in 1388)..
6 1366-72 travels to Spain, France and Italy travels to Spain, France and Italy works as a squire in the court of Edward III; granted a payment of 20 marks per annum for life writes "Fragment A" of the Romaunt of the Rose, The Book of the Duchess, probably a good many lyrics in French and English, now lost, and such lyrics as The Complaint unto Pity and The Complaint to His Lady.1382 The Bible is translated into English (The "Wycliffte Bible"; a later versions is made in 1388).
7 The pilgrims journey begins Chaucer begins The Canterbury TalesThe pilgrims journey begins
8 the latest of the Tales, including probably The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Canon's Yeoman's Tale (though part is probably earlier), the Parson's Tale are written
9 Chaucer dies 1400 His stories live on… Poet’s Corner- Westminster Abbey London, England
10 Words to know Pilgrimage Shrine of Thomas of Becket Canterbury PrologueTabard Inn
11 Day three- Canterbury Tales EQ: What elements of a narrative poem doesthe author introduce In The Prologue?
12 Elements of a narrative poem SettingPlotCharactersThemePoint of view
13 Today’s PilgrimsHow does each provide an insight for society during the time Chaucer lived?KnightSquireNun/PrioressMonkFriarMerchant
14 Day 5 Today’s Pilgrims: Guildsmen Physican Wife of Bath Pardoner SummonerToday’s handouts:# 6 Pilgrims pg 2# 7 9 innkeeper’s game planHW: what you do not complete in class
15 Monday---EQ:EQ: How does Chaucer establish a frame story in Canterbury Tales?Today’s agenda:Frame storyGenre/ what fits whereThe Pardoner’s TaleTomorrow’s test
16 A story within a storyStory about a stories( the Innkeeper’s contest of tales)
17 "The Big Read: Coastal Georgia Reads The Great Gatsby" February 4, 5 - 8 pm Free public reception for the opening of The Big Read Exhibit: Local middle and high school students create work inspired by The Great Gatsby and the styles, images, and art movements of the 1920s And after you're done circulating through Downtown enjoying all of our great shops, galleries, and eateries, please come back to the Ritz by 8:00 p.m. for a free screening of "The Roaring Twenties" starring Cagney and Bogart.
18 Silver Screen Saturday at the Ritz February 5 3:00 p.m. - Billy Wilder's hilarious classic "Some Like It Hot" (1959) with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis 7:00 p.m. - The Oscar-winning musical "Chicago" (2002) starring Rene Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere $5 admission each show, all ages
19 Monday, Feb. 7 day 6 The Pardoner’s Tale EQ: What were the popular literary genres of the Middle Ages? How can the relationship between the tale and the teller be described in the Pardoner’s Tale?Handout-13
20 GenresChivalric romance- a non scholarly narrative in metrical verse; tale of adventure, knightly conflict and pageantryMyth- retelling of a classic mythBeast Fable-animal characters with human qualities; clever tale that teaches a moralBreton Lais – story set in Breton,FR region- magic, fairies, folklore, loveAllegory- people and things represent abstract qualitiesJokes- sermon- moral tale-
21 Which genre fits?1. What characters would likely tell a chivalric romance?2. Who might tell a story about a saint?Who might tell a joke?How about the Pardoner?
22 The Pardoners Tale Create a web Physical Talents Main motivations descriptionThe PardonerVices Profession Probable Story Types
23 Tomorrow’s test Chaucer biography Prologue Pilgrims- Chaucer’s attitude about them-social classes- who belongs to which one?Chaucer’s genresPardoner’s TaleFrame Story
24 Pilgrims Those Chaucer admires most Knight Oxford Cleric Admires least Friar,SummonerPardoner
25 List of Pilgrims Knight Squire-young man training to be knight Yeoman-servant to royalty who has knowledge of thewoodsNun/prioressMonkFriar- member of religious group sworn to poverty and living on charitable donations,were to teach about Jesus and to live good lives
26 Words to know:prologue: spoken or written introduction toa work of literaturepilgrimage: long journey to a holy placebegins in AprilTabard Inn- where pilgrimage beginsShrine of Saint Thomas of Becket: named afterArchbishop who was murderedin his own cathedral, of located in Canterbury,located approx. 55 miles from Londoncharacterization- writer develops character’spersonality through description of dress,way they speak, their thought, feelings and actions
27 Do Now: Using the purple text or notes answer the following questions; 1. Who is older the Knight or The Squire?2. Which one plays the flute?3. On what does the Oxford Cleric spend his money?4. What was his response to his friends generosity?What about him tells us he is humble?
28 Create ppts of your topics Research each of your topicsPut bullets of information about them on slides and pictures2-3 per topicYou will present them to the class
29 Today’s characters: Franklin-(122) Doctor- (124) What is his personality like?Woman from Bath-(125) What is your main impression of her? Why?The Reeve-(128) What is ironic about him?The Summoner- (130)What does Chaucer want us to believe about him based on the condition of his skin?
30 Day Four- Feb. 3EQ: How do the characterizations of the pilgrims depict Chaucer’s opinions ofthe societal values and customs during the Middle Ages?Agenda:Daily 10Research topicsCompletion of character websRemainder of prologue
31 Narrators impressions of the church in his day Some are corrupt –Who are they?HypocriticalOverly materialisticOthers are:PiousCharitablehonorable
32 This week Feb. 7-11 Monday- conclusion of Canterbury Tales Tuesday- The Prologue to A Pardoner’s Tale and Pardoner’s TaleComplete handout & review for testWednesday- Canterbury Test:Chaucer bio, Canterbury Tales and A Pardoner’s TaleThursday: Wife of Bath’s TaleComplete packet is DUE!!!!HW: Federigo’s Falcon- answer questions1,2,4 & 5Friday: performance next slide
33 Chose one of the following Produce a love story with dramatic irony in it and present it to the classAct out the conflict in dinner scene fromFederigo’s FalconProduce a frame story and present it to the classEvaluation; all group members are prepared & participate 33%Selected scene clearly demonstrates: dramatic irony, conflict or frame story 33%Performance is easy to follow 33%
34 Ballads-Wk 5 day one How can the themes and speakers be compared in The three ballads from the Middle AgesSir Patrick SpensBarbara AllanGet Up and Bar the Door
35 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Feb. 15-16 EQ: Why does King Arthur accept the Green Knight’s challenge?Lines 1-300History and poem backgroundVocabulary- look up each of the 16 words quiz on story & words Thursday
36 Complete the storyAnswer all remaining questions in blue for tomorrow
37 What elements of fantasy are introduced? Why will Sir Gawain probably seek out the Green Knight on the appointed day?Why do the king and Sir Gawain laugh after the Green Knight departs?
38 Literary-Romance: imaginative adventure story with noble heroes, gallant love, a chivalric code and daring deedsHow does the appearance of Sir GawainExhibit the charactersitics of a romance?Symbols:hollyGreenCut Gawain receivesGreen sash
39 Sir Gawain Day 2-Feb. 16 HW: answers-Lines 337-end Gawain disputes the idea, becauise if his head were chopped off, he couldn’t reattach it. He shows greater couragein facing an ax.He might explain it as a miracle, divine intervention or magicThe Green Knight reveals that he pulls his punches out of respect for the Gawain.He send his wife to test Gawain’s virtue
40 When Gawain says, “Foolish cowardice taught me…” he means his cowardice lead him to break the chivalric code and knighthood.The Green Knight perhaps gives Gawain the green sash to remind him of their struggle.
41 Plot summaryChallenge-Green Knight challenges any knight to strike him with an ax if he can return the blow in a year and a daySir Gawain accepts the challenge & cuts off his headAfter a year, G looks for the GKG meets a lord & a lady along the way-While lord away; she offers him kisses and a gift. Honorably he refuses. He doesAccept a green sash..
42 He rides on & meets GKThe Green Knight raises the ax three times to represent the 3x his wife has tempted Gawain- causing only a small cutHe tells Gawain he knows about the sash.Gawain admits his weaknessGK forgives him and they part friends
43 Assessment Options- solo or in pairs Create a song or a rapthat represents the poem. Make certain that you type out the words and inform me what tune you would use if you were to perform it. Extra credit will be given to those who perform it live in front of the class
44 Reader’s Theater Using the text as a script; recreate your favorite passage in the poem, at least two pages in length. .
45 Map out his journey Colorfully recreate Sir Gawain’s Journey His starting point, his intermediate layovers and his final destination. Where does the story begin? What type of landscape do Gawain and his steed Gringolet travel through? What places does Gawain stop at, and who does he meet etc…?Remember, this is for someonewho hasn’t read the book yet. How well will your map depict Gawain’s difficult adventure?
46 Write a 20 line poem using alliteration of your favorite hero. It can be someone from the past, or someone from today. Is your hero a family member, or is your hero somebody you know at school like a school teacher. Remember to put in your poem why the person you chose is a hero
47 Thursday Presentation of projects Test- includes vocabulary Troy Friday- meet in media center