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Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. Some of these stories include Troilus and Criseyde, House of Fame, and Parliament of Fowls.

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What does the Canterbury logo look like?

three c's with kiwis in it

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What is an entertaining tale?

a name for a long entertianing tale iis yarn

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What month does the pilgrimage start in The Canterbury Tales?

April or March

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The first line of the Canterbury Tales states that the pilgrims set out in April:

WHAN that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote,

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Who is the haberdasher in Canterbury Tales?

The dude who sells men's clothes.

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What do the three rioters demand from the old man?

They wanted to find death to kill him for killin there friend.

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What opinions does the wife of baths express in the tale?

The Wife of Bath is certain women should be in control of their husbands and that the men are there to make them happy. She's been married several times and likes younger men

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What do women most desire?

women want the power to be in charge of their husband and be able to make their own decision's.

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What is revealed about the pardoner in the story Pardoners Prologue?

"He's sewed a holy relic on his cap:

His wallet lay before him on his lap,

Brimful of pardons come from Rome all hot.

He had the same small voice as a got has got."

He is very greedy and sells fake religious items (like they are real, con artist) for profit

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Was Thomas Becket a pilgrim?

Becket was not a pilgrim.

He was exiled to France from 1164 to 1170 and several items of his clothing are still preserved today at the Cathedral of Sens which became his base in France.

After his death in 1170 Becket was declared a Saint and a shrine was erected in his memory at Canterbury cathedral in 1220; many pilgrims travelled to Canterbury to visit the shrine and pray to the saint.

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What are the rioters plan for the golf and how it proves fatal to all 3 rioters in The Pardoner's Tale?

The devise a plan to kill one another & they all die because of greed. This is the moral of the tale.

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What best represents theme of the pardoner's tale?

Answer this question… If you don't control your greed, it may kill you.

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By trying to sell relics that he already admitted were fake the pardoner may be commenting on the what of his audience?

By trying to sell relics that he already admitted were fake the pardoner may be commenting on the what of his hypocrisy.

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What makes the pardoner so offensive in the Canterbury Tales?

The pardoner is so offensive in "The Canterbury Tales" for a few reasons. These include his greed being a sin, his sexuality, and his pride.

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How does Chanticleer escape?

Chanticleer eventually escapes by advising the fox to turn around and taunt his pursuers. When the fox opens his mouth

to do so, Chanticleer flies off into a tree.

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What does three times his due mean?

It means to charge three times the proper price for something (see 'The Miller' in 'The Canterbury Tales')

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What is the setting of the Wife of Bath's Tale?

Its takes place on the Pilgrimage betwenn London and Cantebery.

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What was the first Veggie-tales?

VeggieTales Episode 1 was "Where's God When I'm S-Scared?" (1993) and featured segments "Tales from the Crisper", "Daniel and the Lions Den", and "The Water Buffalo Song".

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Which of the following details does the narrator attribute to the Pardoner?

He goes in the latest style : his hair is as yellow as wax and he lacks a beard.
He also has a wallet stuffed with pardons, but this is a description not an attribute.

He lacks a beard. B. He has a wallet stuffed with pardons. . His head is bare
he goes in the latest styles

his hair is yellow as wax

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Who was the 31st pilgrim in Canterbury Tales?

there was no 31st pilgrim.

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Who is the author of the tale of they sad queen a tale from Africa?

who is the author in The tale of the sad Queen

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Who wrote Canterbury Tales?

Geoffrey Chaucer

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Could you give figures of speech in prologue to the Canterbury Tales?

there is ametaphor when chaucer said that the viens of the trees are filled with power due to the presence of water.and he compared water to liquor revives body ,water revives trees.

personification;

the young son ] he compares the stages of sun with that with the humans

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Why would pilgrims have gone to visit Thomas Becket's shrine at Canterbury?

In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church was seen as being a large, extended "family", existing not only on earth (church militant) but in heaven as well (church triumphant). The saints in Heaven cared about those on earth, and those on earth addressed prayers to them in Heaven. Saints were not prayed to as "gods" or in place of God, but as men and women, who, by the example of their lives, were especially close to God. They were called upon that God might work miracles through them. Relics of saints were venerated, for they were tangible links to them, and as it was believed that holiness could dwell in all aspects of God's creation. Catholics, some Anglicans, and Orthodox Christians still venerate relics.

Thomas Becket was martyred because he defended Church rights against the wishes of King Henry II of England and died for his beliefs in that regard. People flocked to his shrine in order to obtain special graces and good spiritual merit which such visits or pilgrimages were believed to impart. For the same reasons, Christians made pilgrimages to places in the Holy Land as well. Pilgrimages connected people to their religious and spiritual history, and gave them a sense of "family" and belonging. Even today, people visit the graves of politicians, social reformers, and movie stars, out of that same human desire to "connect" to something larger than themselves.

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In The Canterbury Tales what are the Parson duties?

The only devout churchman in the company, the Parson lives in poverty, but is rich in holy thoughts and deeds. The pastor of a sizable town, he preaches the Gospel and makes sure to practice what he preaches. He is everything that the Monk, the Friar, and the Pardoner are not.

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