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Canterbury Tales. Chaucer. Beginnings The pilgrimage started in April Pilgrims met at the Tabard Inn, Southwark Traveling to visit Thomas a’ Becket. II. Characters A. Knight 1. Distinguished gentleman 2. Followed: a. chivalry b. truth c. honor d. generousness

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Canterbury tales

Canterbury Tales

Chaucer


Canterbury tales

  • Beginnings

    • The pilgrimage started in April

    • Pilgrims met at the Tabard Inn, Southwark

    • Traveling to visit Thomas a’ Becket


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II. Characters

A. Knight

1. Distinguished gentleman

2. Followed:

a. chivalry

b. truth

c. honor

d. generousness

e. courtesy

3. Fought battles for faith

4. He was true and gentle


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II. Characters

B. Squire

1. Son of a knight

2. 20 years old

3. He was a lover

4. He served in Calvary

5. Talents:

a. singinge. draw

b. recite songsf. write

c. joust

d. dance

6. He was courteous


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II. Characters

C. Yeoman

1. Wore:

a. green coat

b. peacock feathers

c. bow

d. medal of St. Christopher

2. He was like a nut, brown face

3. He was a proper forester


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II. Characters

D. Prioress

1. Madame Eglantyne

2. Personality:

a. dainty

b. entertaining

c. friendly, but coy

d. sympathetic

3. Beads

a. coralc. Love conquers all

b. gaudy

4. Traveled with

a. Nun

b. three priests


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II. Characters

E. Monk

1. Hunting was his sport

2. Head of monastery

3. Not old and strict

4. Appearance:

a. wore gray fur

b. gold pin

c. bald

d. greasy face

e. fat/ personable

f. eyes glittered

5. favorite meal- swan


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II. Characters

F. Friar

1. Personality

a. playful

b. merry

c. beggar

d. confession -hears/grants

e. drunk

f. player

g. courteous


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II. Characters

2. Talents

a. sang

b. smooth talker

3. Name: Hubert

4. Has a lisp


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II. Characters

G. Merchant

1. Appearance

a. forking beard

b. multi-colored clothes

c. beaver hat

d. buckled boots

2. Personality

a. opinionated

b. boastful

c. admirable


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II. Characters

G. Merchant

3. Expert in trading

4. Smart

5. In debt


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II. Characters

H. Oxford Cleric

1. Student

2. Appearance

a. skinny

b. hard stare

3. Did not sponsor church

4. Spent all friends’ money

5. Preferred books over clothes

6. moralistic


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II. Characters

I. Sergeant at Law (lawyer/judge)

1. Personality

a. waryb. wise

c. discreetd. busy

e. respectful

2. Appearance

a. homely

b. parti-colored coat

c. girt with striped, silk belt


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II. Characters

J. Franklin

1. White beard

2. cheerful

3. kind

4. loved cake and wine

5. lived for pleasure

6. always prepared for a party

7. Sheriff (tax collector)

8. Member of Parliament


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II. Characters

K. Haberdasher, Dyer, Carpenter, Weaver, Carpet Maker

1. Same fraternal order

2. Uniforms- new and clean

3. Carried silver knives

4. Worthy of town council

5. Controlled by their wives


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II. Characters

L. Cook

1. Talents

a. boiledb. flavor

c. roastd. seethe

e. broilf. fry

g. make soup and pie

2. Had an open sore on his knee


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II. Characters

M. Skipper

1. From far west

2. Appearance

a. woolen gown

b. dagger on necklace

c. tan

d. bearded

3. Personality

a. excellentb. talented

c. no pity for enemies

d. prudent or practical


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II. Characters

N. Doctor

1. Talents

a. well spokenb. well educated

c. perfect physician

2. Strict diet

3. Did not read the Bible

4. Loved gold


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II. Characters

O. Wife of Bath

1. Appearance

a. somewhat deaf

b. red pantyhose

c. Handkerchief on head

d. Soft and new shoes

e. Gap teeth

f. Covered head and face

g. Big hips

h. Heal spurs


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II. Characters

O. Wife of Bath

2. Married five times

3. Traveler

4. Personality

a. Laugh and chat (funny)

b. Matchmaker (ironic)


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II. Characters

P. Parson

1. Rich in work (poor)

2. Smart

3. Jobs

a. clerkb. preacher

c. teacher

4. Patient

5. Hated cursing

6. Gave all he had away

7. Despised hypocrisy

8. True Christian


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II. Characters

Q. Plowman

1. Parson’s brother

2. Jobs

a. carries dungb. tends corn

c. builds ditches

3. Personality

a. hard-workerb. honest

c. lovingd. content

e. put others first

f. loved God above all else

4. helped the poor for free

5. always paid his tithes


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II. Characters

R. Miller

1. Appearance

a. 224 poundsb. stout

c. broadd. red beard

e. strong

f. hairy red wart on nose

g. wide, black nostrils

h. carried a sword

i. mouth like a furnace


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II. Characters

R. Miller

2. Wrestler

3. Told vulgar stories

4. stole grain

5. played bag pipes

6. wore a white coat


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II. Characters

S. Manciple

1. Caterer for the king’s court

2. Personality

a. role model

b. slow

c. well planned

d. illiterate

e. smart

center of attention


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II. Characters

T. Reave

1. Appearance

a. oldb. thin

c. stubble on face

d. stick legse. blue coat

f. rusty knife

2. Personality

a. easily bargained

b. easily irritated


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II. Characters

T. Reave

c. precised. trustworthy

e. feared

3. He was rich

4. He was a carpenter

5. Rode a horse named Scott


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II. Characters

U. Summoner

1. Appearance

a. red faceb. acne

c. narrow eyes

d. scabby eyebrows

e. thin beard

2. Children were afraid of him

3. Loved garlic and onions

4. drunk

5. Good at memorization

6. Noble


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II. Characters

V. Pardoner

1. Appearance

a. blonde, curly, long hair

b. bald on top (mullet)

c. bulging eyes

d. voice like a goat

e. smooth face

2. A joker and liar

3. Wears Christian relics to make fun

4. Member of clergy


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II. Characters

W. Host

1. Personality

a. friendlyb. giving

c. boldd. wise

e. tactfulf. happy

g. joker

2. He had bright eyes and wide hips

3. Leader- suggested telling stories

a. two on the way

b. two on the way back

c. best story gets dinner


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III. The Journey

1. Draw straws to see who goes first

a. Knight

b. Prioress

c. Oxford Cleric

2. Knight tells first story


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