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What is The Canterbury Tales?

A long narrative poem of 30 people going on a pilgrimage to Thomas A Becket's Marter/Memorial. They all tell 4 stories on their journey.

Who wins the tale contest in The Canterbury Tales?

Geoffrey Chaucer never finished the Canterbury Tales. There wereabout 30 pilgrims and each was supposed to tell 2 tales on the waythere and 2 tales on the way back, which means 4 tales in total foreach person. He didn't even finish some of the tales, like theCook's. Because he didn't finish it, we d (MORE)

Who were the 29 pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales?

- The Knight's Tale - The Miller's Tale - The Reeve's Tale - The Cook's Tale - The Man of Law's Tale - The Wife of Bath's Tale - The Friar's Tale - The Summoner's Tale - The Clerk's Tale - The Merchant's Tale - The Squire's Tale - The Franklin's Tale - The Physician's Tale - The Pardoner's Tale - Th (MORE)

What was the point of The Canterbury Tales?

The Canterbury Tales incorporate a range of attitudes toward life and literature, and are by turns satirical, elevated, pious, earthy, bawdy, and comical. They also explore themes of the day such as the pervasiveness of courtly love, the importance of companionship and the corruption of the church.

When were The Canterbury Tales written?

The date cannot be determined exactly, but the 1380s are probablythe most likely, as the Tales mention various events at thebeginning of that time period. But no later than 1400 as Chaucerdied that year.

What was the nuns tale about in the Canterbury Tales?

In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales , "The Prioress's Tale" is about a young Christian boy who is murdered by local Jews for singing the Alma Redemptoris aloud in public; his throat is slit and he is thrown into a cesspool. When the local provost discover this crime, it is ordained that any Jew who (MORE)

What is The Canterbury Tales about?

The Canterbury Tales is about a group of pilgrims who venture onto Canterbury for a "pilgrimage" which most used for a break from their usual labors and happen to meet The Host in the Tabbard Inn who proposes a challenge for the most entertaining & moral tale to be told in return for all the pil (MORE)

Describe the Parson in The Canterbury Tales?

The Parson is a religious figure in the Canterbury Tales. He is possibly the only honest to God figure who doesn't hold himself in such high reguards as to be full of himself.

What is the manciples job in the Canterbury Tales?

The manciple sold supplies (food and drink) to a group of 30 lawyers; however, he was smarter than all of them. correction: he purchased good fro 30 men. But when it came to bargaining at the marketplace, he was smater.

Who is the doctor from The Canterbury Tales?

The Physician, dressed in red and blue taffeta and silk, is one ofthe pilgrimâ??s described in The Canterbury Tales. No one can matchThe Physician in speaking about medicine and surgery. He iswell-read in the standard medical doctrines, from the Greeks rightthrough to Chaucer's contemporary Gilbe (MORE)

What is The manciple's tale from The Canterbury Tales?

Well in 43 bc the manciples ran the first tribe contes which meant the first tribe war to see who would win the land and the maciples lost , they had lost 500,000 of there soldiers so from then on they never did a contes again .

What were the Canterbury Tales about?

The Canterbury Tales are a collection of stories that read like a story-telling competition between a small group of pilgrims as they journey to see St. Thomas Becket's shrine at the Canterbury Cathedral. The Tales were written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the late 1300's. The tales are intended to satiri (MORE)

What are 'The Canterbury Tales'?

This was the major literary effort of Geoffrey Chaucer and the most important piece of English literature before the plays of Shakespeare. Chaucer died in 1400. It was constructed as a series of stories, each one told by a member of a group of pilgrims on their way from London to Canterbury to vener (MORE)

How can you describe the wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales?

Alison - the Wife of Bath - is the only unaccompanied woman on the pilgrimage. She is deaf from an injury sustained in a fight with one of her several husbands (Alison is multiply widowed - and suggests that her husbands were not the only men in her life). She is dressed quite glamorously with elabo (MORE)

Describe the Pardoner in Canterbury Tales?

The Pardoner seems to have an unusually close friendship with the Summoner (the two sing a suggestive lovesong in harmony together). The Pardoner has lanky yellow hair which he wears shoulder-length - he seems very proud of it, since he refuses to wear a hat. He is pop-eyed and both speaks and sings (MORE)

Describe the Prioress in Canterbury Tales?

The Prioress in Canterbury Tales was named Madam Eglantyne, sang nasally, spoke French poorly, had respectable table manners, was sensitive (cried if her small dogs died), wore jewelry, had a high forehead (which was considered a beautiful trait in that era), and wore a brooch which said "Amor vinci (MORE)

Who is yeoman in The Canterbury Tales?

The Yeoman does not play that important of a part in the tales because the narrator does not know him well. Chaucer does know that he accompanies the Knight and the Squire. He is dressed and equiped well because he is in company with such high ranking officials. Chaucer, the narrator, suggests that (MORE)

In Canterbury Tales what is a frame narrative?

the frame narrative for the cantebury tales is the way they used the frame stories to 1. pass time and 2. to play a game. the game was whoever could tell the best story will get a free meal at the tabad inn.

What character is in The Canterbury Tales?

If you are asking which "characters" are in the Canterbury Tales, they are the Knight, Squire, Yeoman, Friar, Nun (Prioress), Monk, Merchant, Cleric, Sergeant at Law, Franklin, Wife of Bath, Cook, Skipper, Doctor, Parson, Plowman, Reeve, Miller, Manciple, Pardoner, Summoner, Host

Who are the worst pilgrims in Canterbury Tales?

Pardoner and Friar. Friar is slightly worse because he is approved by the church to do what he does. He is licensed to take confessions from people for money. That's why he's worse because he is exploiting his license. The Pardoner, on the other hand, is a con-man. He just takes everyday props and " (MORE)

Why was the pilgrim in Canterbury Tales traveling?

All of the characters in the Canterbury Tales are pilgrims, and the main reason they are traveling is to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. To be more specific about individual motivations though, you would have to specify a character by more than "pilgrim."

What was skipper wearing from The Canterbury Tales?

Skipper is almost a pirate like character from the 1800's, or medieval. He wears a tanish brown tunic like dress and he wear a hooded short cape with it. He also has a dagger tired around his neck and has a beard. His skin is dark from being outside all the time and can sometimes be a drunk. He is g (MORE)

Who are the characters in 'Canterbury Tales'?

midas, the host (innkeeper), yeomen, condemned knight (from WoB), squire, cook, summoner, pardoner, frair, franklin, plowman, miller, reeve, nun, monk, cleric, parson, merchant, sergeant at the law (judge), five tradesmen, skipper, doctor, wife of bath, manciple

Who published Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and when?

Caxton published Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales in 1476, and printed it again in 1483. These were the first printed versions, and are incunables (incunabula); books printed (not hand copied) during the infancy of printing. Incunables are books printed prior to 1501. You can see full digitized copie (MORE)

Are the tales in The Canterbury Tales real?

They may be based on a variety of occupational types such as the Miller, several clergyman, the Pardoner"s tale ( not a Western!) and so on. all of these charactersd were tourists on a pilgrimage to the Canterbury Cathedral. a somewhat similar plot device was used by Boccasio"s Decameron ( chamber (MORE)

How many poems are in The Canterbury Tales?

There are 26 poems known in the Canterbury Tales. Though, it is hard to be certain, there are many parts that are fragmented and it is not known if they were meant to be published or if they weren\'t finished.

Why is Chaucers Canterbury Tales important?

Cuz it is and I was like tryna foundin out da same thing bro hold up I gots ta fix ma weave ya hear me? he Canterbury tales bro jus live yo life ya know what I'm sayin man

What are the rules to the tales in Canterbury Tales?

The first rule is that they must tell four stories two there and two back. The stories must be both entertaining and have a moral to them. The Second Rule is that all 29 pilgrims must participate in the game if they do not or refuse to tell a story they must pay for the expenses that come to the tri (MORE)

Is the Canterbury Tales fictional?

Yes, although some of the individual tales included in it may have been inspired, or partly inspired, by actual incidents that Chaucer may have known or heard of. He may have based some of them upon real events that he had been told about, or upon folk tales that were popular at the time, and dramat (MORE)