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Week 8 Notes

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Week 8 Notes ENGL 221

Chaelin Despres
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The end of Canterbury Tales-- The Miller's Tale and the Wife of Bath.
British Lit
Christopher Cain
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british literature, towson, towson university, canterbury tales, chaucer, english
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Date Created: 10/17/15
British Literature to 1798 1012201510142015 In Class The Canterbury Tales General Prologue frame narrative o Fragmentary work 0 Series of tensions 9 high v low heaven v earth 0 Satire characters reveal themselves give their failuresfaults away Estatesatire common medieval trope 9 no overt attack on characters The Miller s Tale genre fabliau offcolor jokey stories with a moral 14th Century disaster enhancedstronger middle class 0 The Plague strengthened the middle class less humanlabor resources so those left are able to charger higher wages and better conditions 0 Middle ages becoming modern Line 118 The Prioress Below abbess in a convent nonelected installed position Unmarried welltodo seminoble daughter Madame Eglantine Speaks school French Outward appearance of courtesy Given a physical description even though she s a nun sensual description of a non Contrast between living a religious life and enjoying materiality Contrast between Amor Romantic Love and Caritas Spiritual Love The Miller Job is to cheat people Wrestling games 9 occupationfunsport for lower class Ugly Jangaleur street musician Goliard roving educated songwritersperformers Been to university but didn t want to be a clergyman The Miller live down to expectation of a miller 0 Very drunk in the Miller s Tale Osewold Parson o Tale John old carpenter can t read Alisoun young beautiful wife of John Nicholas clerk who lives with them puts on a show to convince John that it is going to flood Absolon Parish priest o Myster playsmiracle plays about Biblical tales commoners very familiar with Biblical narratives 000000 00000 O The Flood narrative Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales Miller s Tale low class character dirty emphasis on earthlybodily in contemporary 0 Nicholas is of the highest social class in the tale student to become clergyman 0 Characters abused due to lack of educationunderstanding o Subversive not celebrating ideals of past focus on present Knight not a good character always in places of bad wars 0 Early modern period conceptualized individual Chaucer establishes contrast between tales 0 Knight v Miller Wife of Bath 0 Prologue is longer than her tale 9 background is vital to the tale Married 5 times 0 Misquotes authorities scripture 0 Has moneyselfmade woman 9 professional pilgrim Money from marriages and textiles seamstresstailor 0 Disclosure lots of experience using rhetoric of man preemptive defense of self 0 Virginity 9 she s a student of marriage and schooling of husbands Where did God command virginity o Logic is flawed disjointed thought process 0 Childish logic if god commanded virginity then marriage is a sin but need people need to have sex to populate o In the same class as the Miller 0 Husbands 13 good submissive rich and died 0 Husband 4 drunk had a mistress she convinced him that she was cheating on him 0 Husband 5 Janekin young only one she loved he gave love so ungenerously abusive he has a book of Wicked Wives which he reads aloud o Conflicted portrayal of Wife of Bath 9 Chaucer contrast Conditioned mentalities v Individual ideals Was Chaucer really in control of the contrast in his text 0 Chaucer s wife was most likely the lover of John of Gaunt married because it would save her reputation o Tales Marriage Group concerning marriageromantic love 0 Tale Arthurian Can be genderregressive women loses power in relationship o Ending is malecentrality Sovereignty what woman want 0 Marriage sphere of negotiation politicizes it as more than romantic love


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