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Key Concepts for “The Prologue”. CP. Frame story. Frame story – ____________________________ __________________________________________ Story within a story Main story at the beginning sets the stage for either: A more important story OR A series of shorter stories

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    1. Key Concepts for “The Prologue” CP

    2. Frame story • Frame story – ____________________________ __________________________________________ • Story within a story • Main story at the beginning sets the stage for either: • A more important story OR • A series of shorter stories • Smaller stories = give reader information to help understand the bigger picture • Frame – _____________________________________

    3. Frame story • Gives the reader different points of view • Different levels of meaning • __________________ – narrator is not usually the actual author • Frame narrative – ________________________ _________________________________________

    4. Frame story examples • Frankenstein • Heart of Darkness • Wuthering Heights • The Odyssey • Don Quixote

    5. Frame story examples • TV shows • How I Met Your Mother • Movies • Slumdog Millionaire • Forrest Gump • The Notebook

    6. Prologue • Prologue – ____________________________ _______________________________________ • Purposes: • Important info to think about while reading • Backstory

    7. Reading Strategy: “Say Something” • Work with 1 partner. • Read a “chunk” of the text. • One person chooses to do one of these things • 1. Make a prediction • 2. Ask a question • 3. Clarify something that I thought I understood, but wasn’t sure about • 4. Make a comment • 5. Draw a connection

    8. Reading Strategy: “Say Something” • Use the “Say Something” strategy to generate ideas for what you can write in the “Inner voice notes” boxes on your reading guide for “The Prologue.” • Inner voice = helps you to think about what you’re reading

    9. Tabard Inn

    10. Knight’s values • ____________ - the code of conduct guiding the behavior of medieval knights • ___________ – loyalty; sticking to one’s word and doing one’s duties thoroughly • __________ – high respect, honesty and integrity • Liberality – ______________________________ • Courtesy – ______________________________

    11. What is Chivalry? • Chivalry – _____________________________ _______________________________________ • All knights should protect others who cannot protect themselves • Ideal virtues: • Honor • Courtly love • Courtesy

    12. Code of Chivalry • Expected to be _____________ • Skills for ______________ • Need to be ______ and _________ • Respect the honor of women

    13. Courtly love • Courtly love –__________________________ _______________________________________ • Knight serves lady with same obedience and loyalty that governs his behavior towards his liege lord

    14. Wife of Bath

    15. Wife of Bath • “Gap-toothed” – believed to be a sign that a woman was lustful

    16. Miller • A person who operates a mill • Mill = a machine for grinding flour • Very old factories • Different types of mills • Watermills • Windmills • Cotton & steel mills • Millers = usually richer than most peasants, but poor compared to rest of society

    17. Miller

    18. Pardoner • Pardoner – someone who sells “pardons” to grant people forgiveness of sins against the church • Sins could only be confessed to priests, not pardoners • Very corrupt profession • Promised things beyond their power • Brought in money for Church • Vatican

    19. The Host,Harry Bailey