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Start Of Canterbury Tales (part 1)

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Start Of Canterbury Tales (part 1) ELIT 215 A


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These notes cover the first few characters from the Canterbury tales
Survey English Literature
Mrs. Schilleman
Class Notes
The Canterbury Tales, english, Lecture Notes
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Luvae27 on Monday September 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ELIT 215 A at Southern Adventist University taught by Mrs. Schilleman in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Survey English Literature in English Language&Literature at Southern Adventist University.


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Date Created: 09/12/16
Survey of English Literature  Battle of Hastings was around 1066 (NEED TO MEMORIZE)  Old English 83%  Old French 11%  Other 6%  Chaucer basically 1,000 most common invented rhyme. older languages  Standard tale types  Great chain of being  Tales uphold religion  Realism  Poke fun at groups, society, individuals  Sola Scriptura  Bible perspective  Criticism of the church  Purpose of a mix of people is to: o Connect/relate with people o Broaden the view of medieval life o Entertain/conflict is interesting Chaucer Knight Squire Yeoman Characters Prioress (nun & 3 priests) Monk Friar Merchant Clerk/Student Lawyer Characters Guildsmen/ Craftsmen (brought cook) Wyf of bath Parson Plowman Miller Manciple Reeve Summoner Pardoner Innkeeper  Prioress: prides herself with etiquette  Kindhearted  Likes small things (ex. Small mice)  Fine habit, coral rosary, gold brooch (love conquers all)  Large forehead, cute face  may symbolize want for love and be smaller or she was a large woman.  Guildsmen = haberdasher,carpenter, weaver, dyer, tapestry maker.  Expensive clothes  Madame, my lady (wives)  Cook makes fun of them, best cook  Goes with them in hopes of healing  Wyf of Bath: “Wyf” means “woman”  Popular with men  Seductive  Somewhat deaf  Gap-toothed (good-lover)  5 Husbands, No kids


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