The Canterbury Tales. A Social Commentary. What’s it about?. Written by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400 Considered a “Frame Story,” meaning it is a collection of stories inside one greater story. The Journey Begins . . .
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A Social Commentary
Each character in The Canterbury Tales represents a different segment of society in Chaucer’s time. By noting the virtues and faults of each, Chaucer provides social commentary, writing that offers insight into society, its values, and its customs. While reading, draw conclusions from the characters about Chaucer’s views on English society.