Presentation on theme: "Prologue. Solicitous – showing care or concern Garnished – decorated; trimmed Absolution – act of freeing someone of a sin or criminal charge."— Presentation transcript:
Solicitous – showing care or concern Garnished – decorated; trimmed Absolution – act of freeing someone of a sin or criminal charge
Commission – act of giving authority to an individual Sanguine – confident; cheerful Avouches – asserts positively; affirms Prevarication – evasion of truth
Capital – wealth in the form of money or property Timorous – timid Derision – contempt or ridicule Maxim – general truth or rule of conduct, expressed in a brief form Stringent – strict Cant – insincere or meaningless talk
Presents direct statements about a character such as Chaucer’s statement that the Knight “followed chivalry,/Truth, honor…”
Uses actions, thoughts, and dialogue to reveal a character’s personality. By saying “he was not gaily dressed,” for instance, Chaucer suggests that the knight is not vain and perhaps takes the pilgrimage seriously enough to rush to join it straight from battle.
Uses the pilgrimage as a device to frame the stories told by individual characters
Naïve and observant (naïve means that he believes what he is told) This allows the reader to read between the lines and make up our own minds about each character.
Indirect characterization to provide details
Is one of amused tolerance. In other words, he puts up with her because she’s not really harming anyone
Someone who gives easy penances for sins. The bigger the sin, the more money you had to pay and the less guilty you would feel. If the Friars were rich, you knew they charged a lot of sinners money for forgiveness
Will use people for money
Allow the host to be the judge over who tells the best story.
“Rat-Tails” to imply that he is morally corrupt. He is a rat.
Is selfish and arrogant.
“white as morning milk” to remind us of his obsession with food
Borrowing money from his friends and spends it on studies and books and then prayed for his friends to thank them. (but he doesn’t pay them back)
“Children were afraid when he appeared”
To show the virtues of the Plowman and the foolishness and criminality of the Miller.
The three rioters are sure that they can destroy death, yet they fail to see that they are falling into his trap.
Greed is the source of all evil.
As Chaucer calls them, are three young men who are prating, arrogant and greedy
Telling a story with a moral, almost like a sermon, and does this through the use of clear characterization.
They plan to stab the other upon his return with the wine and the bread
In “The Pardoner’s Tale” ? The three rioters.
Is when you do things for others to show respect.
Means to give someone authorization.
Means that you assert (declare) something positively.
Means that you are shy. “She was as timorous as a mouse.” The opposite meaning would be assertive
Means extreme paleness.
Means Senior (as in senior citizen). The most opposite in meaning would be young.
Is Death and plans for the three rioters to die.
Is different than a short story in that it gives an example to teach a lesson.
“prating” when they boast of killing death.
Believes that greed is worse than dying. However, he is a hypocrite because he is greedy. And cheats people.