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Canterbury Tales Prologue

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Reading Strategy p94
Paraphrase the opening lines #1-12 that introduce the subject of the poem.
Reading Strategy p94
Paraphrase the opening lines #1-12 that introduce the subject of the poem.The narrator describes spring and people’s awakened desire to go on pilgrimages.
Reading Strategy p95
What does the narrator intend to do?
Reading Strategy p95
What does the narrator intend to do?The narrator plans to describe the people who will undertake the pilgrimage.
Language History p95
Chivalrycomes from the French wordcheval, which is derived from the Latin wordcaballus. Acaballariuswas a horseman; achevalierwas a knight.
Literary Element p96 #1
What qualities does the speaker admire in the Knight?
Literary Element p96 #1
What qualities does the speaker admire in the Knight?The speaker praises the Knight’s military success and admires his bravery and sense of honor. The Knight displays the qualities of chivalry to perfection: truthfulness, generosity, courtesy, wisdom, modesty, gentleness, and noble grace.
Literary Element p96 #2
How does the Squire’s character differ from that of the Knight?
Literary Element p96 #2
How does the Squire’s character differ from that of the Knight?Whereas the Knight is modest and soberly dressed, his son the Squire is flamboyantly and ostentatiously attired. In contrast to the Knight, the Squire is frivolous and fond of sensual pleasure.
Warm Up
Put your homework in the IN BOX.Read Canterbury Tales lines 105-170 ( p97-99)Answer all questions at the bottom of the pages.Complete character analysis for the Yeoman.
Reading Strategy lines 104-121
What did you learn about the Yeoman in this passage?
Reading Strategy lines 104-121
What did you learn about the Yeoman in this passage?The Yeoman is wearing a green coat and a hood and carries several weapons. He may be a forester.
Literary Element #3, p97
Read the side note about St. Christopher…Why is this saint a perfect match for characterizing the Yeoman?St.Christropheris the patron saint of foresters and travelers and at this time the Yeoman is both.
Viewing Art- top of 97
Which of the characters in the painting match the descriptions of the pilgrims in the poem?What mood is suggested by the pilgrims expressions and stances?
Viewing Art- top of 97
Which of the characters in the painting match the descriptions of the pilgrims in the poem?What mood is suggested by the pilgrims expressions and stances?
Literary Element #3 p97
Read the side note about St. Christopher….Why is this saint a perfect match for characterizing the Yeoman?
Literary Element #3 p97
Read the side note about St. Christopher….Why is this saint a perfect match for characterizing the Yeoman?St. Christopher is the patron saint of foresters and travelers and at this time the Yeoman is both.
Warm Up
If you could buy your way into heaven, how much would you pay?Answer in a complete sentence with an explanation why.
Big Idea p98
POWER OF FAITH-Does the Prioress conform to your conception of a high-ranking member of the church? Explain
Big Idea p98
POWER OF FAITH-Does the Prioress conform to your conception of a high-ranking member of the church? ExplainAnswers may vary:Students may say that she seems toowordlyand vain to be a devoted nun in a medieval abbey. She also has an air of “phonyness/fakeness” about her because she “counterfeits” her courtly grace.
Literary Element p98
CHARACTERIZATION-What is your opinion of the Prioress’s “charity” toward animals? Explain
Literary Element p98
CHARACTERIZATION-What is your opinion of the Prioress’s “charity” toward animals? ExplainShe is kind to animals, which is good. (I like animals) ORShe is being ironic, because Christian charity applies to people, not animals. There is not mention of her feelings towards the poor.
VOCABULARY p98
What does SOLICITIOUS mean?Hint: Adjective
VOCABULARY p98
What does SOLICITIOUS mean?Hint: AdjectiveFull of concern.
Reading Strategy p99
Did you know…the brooch worn by the Prioress is engraved with a saying “Love conquers all.”-Why do you think the Prioress wears this brooch?-What does she want people to think about her for wearing it?-What might she privately think?
Reading Strategy p99
Did you know…the brooch worn by the Prioress is engraved with a saying “Love conquers all.”-Why do you think the Prioress wears this brooch?-What does she want people to think about her for wearing it?-What might she privately think?The Prioress loves fine manners and small animals; she likes appearing dignified and elegant. A nun is expected to love God, the poor, and so on. Perhaps the Prioress wants people to think she is pious, but privately she loves secular pleasure?
VOCABULARY
What does PIOUS mean?What does SECULAR mean?
Warm Up
Take out your Canterbury Tales Character Analysis Chart.QUESTION:Which character do you identify with so far?-Choose one character.-Provideonereason why.
VOCABULARY
What does PIOUS mean?-religiousWhat does SECULAR mean?-non-religious
Viewing Art
During the Renaissance, many statesmen and artists took up mapmaking as a hobby.-What elements of this map make it more personal and unusual than modern maps?
Viewing Art
During the Renaissance, many statesmen and artists took up mapmaking as a hobby.-What elements of this map make it more personal and unusual than modern maps?It includes characters in the foreground (front), seals/emblems in the corners, earthy vegetation, and three dimensional buildings.
LLiterary Element
Re-read the physical description of the monk beginning on page 99.What do the details in this description reveal about the Monk?
LLiterary Element
Re-read the physical description of the monk beginning on page 99.What do the details in this description reveal about the Monk?He seems prosperous and fun loving, with an affinity for opulence and worldly goods. He does not seem too religious.
Reading Strategy p100
Paraphrase the Monk’s philosophy on life in a sentenceor two.
Reading Strategy p100
Paraphrase the Monk’s philosophy on life in a sentence or two.Mention: Monks worldliness and his flippant dismissal of the austere rules of his monastic order.FLIPPANT :Not showing a serious or respectful attitude: "a flippant remark".
Literary Element p100
How does the Friar represent the corruption in the medieval church?
Big Idea p 100
How does the Friar represent the corruption in the medieval church?
Big Idea p 100
How does the Friar represent the corruption in the medieval church?The Friar accepts money and gifts for hearing confessions absolving people of their sinsDo you think that practice is wrong?
Big Idea p101
How does the Friar misuse his position and power within the Church?
Big Idea p101
How does the Friar misuse his position and power within the Church?The Friar thinks it is below his dignity to associate with the poor. Yet he is eager to please the rich, because he receives material favors from them.
Viewing Art p101
Monks of this time were thought to be strict and steadfast in their adherence to the rules of their orders. Yet the monk in this story is motivated by greed and the indulgences of the modern world..??? Does the monk in this picture reflect the character in the story? Why or Why not?
Viewing Art p101
??? Does the monk in this picture reflect the character in the story?Why or Why not?YOUR ANSWERS MAY VARY, make sure you use the text inyour response.
Literary Element #1 – p102
How is the Merchant characterized as a hypocrite?
Literary Element #1 – p102
How is the Merchant characterized as a hypocrite?He uses his wits to present himself as a person of wealth and eminence, but he is secretly in debt.
Literary Element #2 p102
How does the character of theClericcontrast with that of the Friar?
Literary Element #2 p102
How does the character of theClericcontrast with that of the Friar?Unlike the Friar, the Cleric is poor, honest, andunwordly. He prefers reading philosophy to wearing fine clothes and frequenting taverns. He is a virtuous man of learning, in contrast to the Friar, who is a corrupt hedonist.HEDONIST:someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures.
Reading Strategy #1 p103
What details the text support the view that the speaker regards the Franklin as a “good” pilgrim?
Reading Strategy #1 p103
What details the text support the view that the speaker regards the Franklin as a “good” pilgrim?Despite his wealth and love of pleasure, the Franklin seems to have come by his riches honestly and shows hospitality to everyone.
Reading Strategy #2 p103
What motivates the Franklin?Paraphrase lines 345-348
Reading Strategy p103
What motivates the Franklin?The Franklin lives for pleasure, with gratification of the senses as his most important goals.
Reading Strategy p104
What does the speaker say about he Cook?-paraphrase lines 389-397
Reading Strategy p104
What does the speaker say about he Cook?-paraphrase lines 389-397The Cook has many skills, such as boiling, roasting, and baking. He also has an ulcer on his knee.
Literary Element p104
Given this information, how is line 105 ironic?Ironic:the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
Literary Element p104
Given this information, how is line 105 ironic?Ironic:the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.The skipper misrepresents the speakers’ characterization by ignoring the “nicer rules of conscience” when he executes his prisoners by making them walk the plank.
Literary Element #2 p105
What information in lines 435-454 about he Doctor contradicts the characterization in line 432?
Literary Element #2 p105
What information in lines 435-454 about he Doctor contradicts the characterization in line 432?Here again, the speaker is being ironic. The Doctor can hardly be “perfect” when he enters into lucrative drug deals with his apothecaries and profits greatly from extorting wealthy victims ofthe plague.
Worst Jobs in History
Middle Ages jobshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZrE1mVcB2k(part 1)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPgkfxuyBgM&NR=1(part 2)
Vocabulary
What doesESTIMABLE mean?-Deserving esteem.Which character in the story is estimable?Why?
What does DISCREET mean?-Having or showing careful judgment in speech or action; prudentWhich character in the story is discreet?Why?

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Canterbury Tales Prologue