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What is the Physician's tale in the Canterbury Tales?

The Doctor's Tale is part of the 14th Century "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer. . (see the related link)

Why is the skipper going to Canterbury in The Canterbury Tales?

He has a sense for adventure, and the pilgrimage to Canterbury will help the Skipper learn the waterways around Canterbury.

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 don't know who wins thecontest. The most famous and popular ones are the Wife of Bath'stale and the Knight's tale.

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 - The Shipman's Tale - The Prioress' Tale - Chaucer's Tale of Sir Topas - The Tale of Melibee - The Monk's Tale - The Nun's Priest's Tale - The Second Nun's Tale - The Canon's Yeoman's Tale - The Manciple's Tale - The Parson's Tale

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 were even aware that this crime occurred were to be drawn by horses and hanged. When the young boy's mother goes out to search for him, no one in the community reveals what horrible deed had been done to her child. In the midst of her desperate search, a loud and clear voice begins to sing the Alma Redemptoris and all of the Christian citizens of the community rush out to find the source of music. Shockingly, it is the young boy that is singing and he continues to sing throughout his own funeral service. When the abbot asks how he is able to sing, the young boy replies that despite having "[his] throat cut unto the spinal bone," he is still able to sing because in his last moments of life, the Virgin Mary appeared and placed a precious pearl upon his tongue. The abbot then removes this pearl from the young boy's tongue and he peacefully passes away. The tale praises Christ, The Virgin Mary, and the miracles in which faith in Christ can bring. It is clear that the tale contains heavy anti-semitism and the Prioress herself is guilty of wrath by explicitly implying that the Jews deserved such punishment. Such examples of her anti-semitism is shown in the text: "Our primal foe, the serpent Sathanas, who has in Jewish heart his hornets' nest..." "Evil shall have what evil does deserve" "By cursed Jews, as is well known to all..." Though the tale was one of love for the Holy Lord and the Holy Mother, the Prioress herself was guilty of sinning; the tale is one of wrath and sin disguised by a miracle. The tale is meant to reflect the nonfictional story of Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln, who was supposedly slain by Jews in 1255.

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 pilgrims to pay for the best meal for the best tale. Each would tell two from and back Canterbury but most were never completed or are rumored.

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 Gilbertus Anglicus, and alsoknows astrology. The story tells, however, The Doctor, has notstudied the Bible, and he has a financial deal worked out with hisfriend the apothecary to whom he sends his sick patients formedicine. The narrator jokes that his favorite medicine is gold.

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 did the dyer do in The Canterbury Tales?

The Dyer dies clothes. That is why he is in the same guild as the carpet-maker and weaver...

What are The Canterbury Tales about?

The pilgrimage of several diverse individuals who tell stories to amuse themselves on their journey

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 satirically caricature contemporary English society and the English Church.

How many tales are there in The Canterbury Tales?

Chaucer completed 24 tales before he died. He had planned to write more but didn't get to them before he died.

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 venerate the tomb of the martyr St. Thomas Becket, who was assassinated in his cathedral of Canterbury in 1170.

The opening section of The Canterbury Tales that introduces the characters is called the?

The first section of the Canterbury Tales, where the pilgrims are introduced, is usually called the Prologue.

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 elaborate scarfs and red stockings (very tasty to look at, but not ideal as traveling clothes) and has done quite a bit of traveling previous to this pilgrimage: Rome, Italy; Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Cologne, Germany; and other famous Pilgrimage destinations. She has even visited Jerusalem in the Holy Land three times. (It is likely that Alison herself tells the other pilgrims about all her traveling). Alison is carrying quite a bit of spare weight, and is very red in the face (which suggests she may have the beginnings of coronary problems). She has a big gap between her two front teeth (probably - the English is not completely clear on this) and loves laughing and joking with the other pilgrims.

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 in a squeaky voice. One of the most unusual features of the Pardoner is that he has no facial hair. Rather unusually, Chaucer remarks that several of the saints' relics in which the Pardoner deals are fakes.

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 vincit omnia." The description given in The Canterbury Tales' Prologue depicted her to be contradictory of what was expected of a nun/prioress. Later on in The Prioress' Tale, the reader is shown that the Prioress herself is guilty of the sin of Wrath although she is supposed to be a woman of God, and therefore all-loving and all-merciful.

What is the moral of the monk's tale in Canterbury Tales?

Never take your good fortune for granted. Those who are seemingly blessed beyond measure can have their fortunes change overnight.

What is the shortest tale in the Canterbury Tales?

The shortest tale in Canterbury tales is Ralf the record rat, because it does not take more than two minutes. Chaucer's tale of Sir Thopas, with second place going to the Prioress' tale

The best story in The Canterbury Tales?

It is a matter of personal taste and preference as to which pilgrim tells the "best" tale.

Who is a character in The Canterbury Tales?

there is the wife of bath, bath is a farmer i think i spelt his name wrong though so look the spelling up

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 the Yeoman might be a forrester.

What is the exposition of The Canterbury Tales?

in the begining of the story the king caught foot fungus and theyhad to amputate it. After that the king and queen started gettingit on in the bathroom. the end.

What are the five tales written in The Canterbury Tales?

not sure of them all but i know that there is the Nun's Priests Tale, and the Pardoner's Tale.

Where were the characters in The Canterbury Tales going?

To Canterbury from London, a longish journey in those days. Specifically to the tomb of Thomas a'Becket.

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 major pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales?

Off the top of my head I can remember Chaucer and the Wife of Bath.

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 "makes" them religious. He just uses religion to gain money .

What was phlegm in The Canterbury Tales?

Phlegm was, and is, mucousy congestion in the chest and throat. Being phlegmatic in disposition means skeptical, or at least NOT overly optimistic.

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 good on a boat, but sucks at riding a horse.

Why is the Host traveling to Canterbury from The Canterbury Tales?

this is because he wants to make money off having all the pilgrims use his hotel and eat his food.

Why did the people in Canterbury Tales go to Canterbury?

"The blissful holy martyr for to seke"... a religious pilgrimage to honor Thomas a Becket, a religious matry recognized the the church

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 copies of Caxton's 1476 and 1483 editions, both held by the British Library (shelfmarks 167.c.26, and G.11586 respectively). Go to the link to see the copies. Brush up on your Middle English; they are not easy to read. Don't confuse these publications with the way works are published in general. Chaucer was born about 1343, and died in 1400. The Canterbury Tales were widely known in the form of hand-made copies for the better part of a century before Caxton's 1476 printing. Some sources say that Chaucer began work on the material in the 1380's.

In The Canterbury Tales where in England were the pilgrims from?

In The Canterbury Tales , the pilgrims were coming from London, England and traveling to Canterbury, England to visit the shrine of Thomas a Becket.

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 of ten stories, roughly)/

What has Canterbury got to do with the Canterbury tales?

Well in the Canterbury Tales, the characters were all on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, to the shrine of St. Thomas.

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 trip.

What is the moral of the Friar's Tale in The Canterbury Tales?

The moral that I found in the Friar's Tale is that you should repent for your sins and that greedy people are bad. That is what I found, however, Chaucer is satirizing and criticizing the church as well.

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 dramatised these into story form. Others of the 'Tales' are meant to be allegories about human behaviour, or moral fables.