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Karl Lindmaa XIB. Geoffrey Chaucer & The Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer. 1343 – 1400 A wine merchant Married with Philippa One daughter Two sons 1359 – 100 - Years War Buried in Westminster Abbey. The Canterbury Tales. A collection of stories Influenced by “Decameron“

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Karl lindmaa xib

Karl Lindmaa XIB

Geoffrey Chaucer &The Canterbury Tales


Geoffrey chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

  • 1343 – 1400

  • A wine merchant

  • Married with Philippa

  • One daughter

  • Two sons

  • 1359 – 100 - Years War

  • Buried in Westminster Abbey


The canterbury tales

The Canterbury Tales

  • A collection of stories

  • Influenced by “Decameron“

  • 30 pilgrimagers

  • The Tabard Inn

  • An elegant dinner by other pilgrimagers


Geoffrey chaucer the canterbury tales

  • Knight – love and honor

  • Monk – carpenters

  • Reeve – millers

  • Man of Law - constancy

  • Shipman – morale

  • Wife of Bath – marriages

  • Friar – summoners

  • Summoner – friars

  • Clerk – Griselda and her patience

  • Merchant - cheating


Geoffrey chaucer the canterbury tales

  • Squire – supernatural events

  • Franklin – marriages

  • Physician – tragedy

  • Pardoner – morale

  • Prioress – martyrs

  • Chaucer – Melibee

  • Merry Monk – tragedy

  • Nun's Priest – animals and people

  • Canon's Yeoman – canon (his master)


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