11 The Tales Each tale can stand on its own The tales reflect various aspects of Medieval literatureRomance and ComedyRhyme and ProseCrude Humor and Religious Mysteries
12 The Narrator Chaucer is the author and will serve as the narrator Will join the pilgrimsOffers an unbiased opinionTell facts; provide insightCondition of each pilgrimProfession and degreeApparelPhysical description
13 Chaucer Worldly Educated Realistic Has experienced many things and many people in his lifetimeEducatedBegan Writing in twentiesPoetryTranslations of French PoetryRealisticOffers insight into human character
14 Characterization Direct Characterization Indirect Characterization Directly told what a character is likeIndirect CharacterizationInformation is provided about the character, appearance and speech, which enables us to determine what the character is like
15 The Canterbury TalesConsidered by historians and scholars to be the best contemporary picture of 14th century England
16 Admirable Characters The Oxford Cleric Spent $ on books Thin The KnightChivalrous15 Mortal battlesFought wherever he was neededModestStained TunicRendering ThanksThe Oxford ClericSpent $ on booksThinThreadbare clothingSomberWould gladly teach and gladly learnInterest in knowledge, not $Not interested in working for the churchNot interested in finding a quick way to make money
17 Acceptable/Flawed Characters SquireA knight in trainingFights wellJoustsridesInterested in the ladiesDresses to impressFights to impressActs to impressHas the potential to be like his fatherYeomanProper foresterProper equipmentWears greenMedal of St. ChristopherPatron saint of forestersPatron saint of travelers
18 Acceptable/Flawed Characters MerchantClaims to be an expertOffers opinionKnows the seaKnows currencyWas in debtHypocriteClaims to be what he is notTradesmenStarted union for workersProtected memberHurt non-membersCreated a monopolyWorked HardBecause of wivesEquipment is high quality and well taken care of
19 Acceptable/Flawed Characters The CookKnew all skills of a professional cookRoast, seethe, broil, fryBake a tasty pieHad an “ulcer” on his kneeBlancmange, creamy chicken dish, was one of his specialtiesPoor hygienePossibly contaminates food
20 Corrupt Prioress Monk Overweight Ate foods of wealth Spoke terrible FrenchAppear smarter than those around herSang with an intoning through her noseAppear sensualSympathies lied with animalsFed them foods of wealthJewelryLove conquers allPhysical appearanceRed lipstickExposed freakishly large foreheadMonkOverweightHuntedNot considered holyDecorated sleeves with furWould ride or hunt in free timeIgnored rules of St. Benet and St. MaurFounded and followed monastic rulesDid not studyWas not tormentedRefused to put life on a shelf
21 Corrupt Friar Sergeant at the Law Intimate with women Overweight Arranged marriagesOffered giftslispedOverweightOffered absolution for a giftBlackmailed peopleKnew innkeepers and barmaidsAvoided sick and needyKept $ collected for the churchSergeant at the LawKnew every criminal and every crimeImplies he is a criminalManipulated or took advantage of peopleUsed position and power to make moneyUsed intelligence to take advantage of less intelligentDress is gaudy and tacky
22 Corrupt Franklin Skipper House open to all Glutton Really open to only richGluttonIn a society that is impoverishedLived for his pleasure aloneImplies he does not care about others or if his pleasures interfere with the pleasures of othersHired help fears himSevere treatment if he is not happy with their workSkipperSent prisoners homeMore of a pirateAll walked the plankNo mercyNo conscienceStole wineDagger on a lanyard around his neckSymbolizes violenceDaggerNoose
23 Time periods may differ: Human nature changes little, if at all!!!
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