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The Reeve is high ranked in his master's book. He looks after all of the other servants. The Reeve makes sure that none of the employees can steal from the master. All of the other servants are mystified because the Reeve always know when they are lying or stealing. The reason that the Reeve is so keen on their secrets is that he is the master of deceit. He diverts his masters attention away from him and places it on the other servants to steal.
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Answer . A reeve (medieval term) is an official of high rank exerting local jurisdiction (mayor, sheriff).
The Doctor's Tale is part of the 14th Century "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer. . (see the related link)
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.
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 thr…oat 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.
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 Ho…st 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.
24 out of 120
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 sol…diers so from then on they never did a contes again .
The pilgrimage of several diverse individuals who tell stories to amuse themselves on their journey
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.
Chaucer completed 24 tales before he died. He had planned to write more but didn't get to them before he died.
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 constru…cted 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 Middle English reeve acts as the manager of a manor estate, overseeing the protection and maintenance of the pastures, fields, and woods belonging to the lord of the esta…te."
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 tour…ists on a pilgrimage to the Canterbury Cathedral. a somewhat similar plot device was used by Boccasio"s Decameron ( chamber of ten stories, roughly)/
Well in the Canterbury Tales, the characters were all on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, to the shrine of St. Thomas.
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 pilgr…ims 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.