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    The Canterbury Tales: Applying Chaucer's Criticism to Modern Society It is not hard to apply Chaucer's description of the greedy doctor to today's medical system, nor is it difficult to find modern-day people with equivalent personalities to those of many of Chaucer's other characters. However, it is the institutions of his time as well as their flaws and hypocrisies that Chaucer is most critical of; he uses the personalities of his characters primarily to highlight those flaws. The two institutions

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    Canterbury Tales - Chaunticleer In the book Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, gives us a stunning tale about a rooster named Chaunticleer. Chaunticleer, who is the King of his domain in his farmland kingdom. Like a King, he quotes passages from intellectuals, dreams vivid dreams, has a libido that runs like a bat out of hell, and is described as a very elegant looking Rooster. He has every characteristic of a person belonging to the upper class. Chaucer's hidden meanings and ideas make us think

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    Being a work filled with an unprecedented “wealth of fascinating characters”, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales has been translated and retold in many versions over the years (Cohen 7-8). Unavoidably translations and retelling require choices made by writers and editors of how to represent things and what to include, which can easily change aspects of the original story. The most difficult retellings may be versions written for children as writers not only have to deal with modernizing the language

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    The Wife of Bath

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    Orest Voloshchuk The Wife of Bath Geoffrey Chaucer is a writer from the late middle ages who is most famous for his poetic narrative, The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer, however, was not writing simply to entertain his fans, but also to speak through his characters. During the Middle Ages freedom of speech was not a conceivable concept, if someone did not agree with either the state or the church their time on Earth would be quite limited. These were unfortunate circumstances for Chaucer as his ideas

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    Canterbury Tales, were widely popular during his time and have remained so ever since. The Canterbury Tales, a group of tales packed within a framing narrative, are widely studied and adapted today reinforcing Chaucer’s enduring talent to produce written works which so enduringly grasp the corages of human nature. One of the many things about The Canterbury Tales that makes it so readable today, hundreds of years later, is Chaucer’s utilization of various familiar genres within the tale. One of

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    The miller

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    In Geoffrey Chaucer’s, The Canterbury Tales each of Chaucer’s characters relates to one of the seven deadly sins. In the story Chaucer and twenty-nine other characters, go on a pilgrimage to seek the place where Saint Thomas Becket was martyred. The tales are the pilgrims’ stories, two on the way there and two back. Each story itself relates to one of the seven deadly sins, mocking the church’s corruption. Through the prologue of The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer creates a fictional character the miller

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    London in the era 1343 and died in 1400. He is known in the world of Literature for his epic work The Canterbury Tales, which the characters or twenty- nine pilgrims travelling on a pilgrimage narrates their tales to each other. Chaucer produces his work to allow readers to relate to real life situations. Chaucer makes his characters come to life as he gives them occupations and assign tales that introduces the readers to images that brings out contrasts in genre, style, tone and values of the modern

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    Geoffrey Chaucer's Caterbury Tales

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    The Canterbury Tales are a series of tales written, by Geoffrey Chaucer, about the journeys of pilgrims to Canterbury. Geoffrey Chaucer did not begin writing these tales until he was in his late forties and due to his late arrival with this piece, Chaucer died before he could complete these epic tales (Librarius). Within these many tales Chaucer wrote one in particular tale of a character named the Wife of Bath. He also characterized her with a prologue and wrote a tale from her point of view. The

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    Deborah Whiteman Ms. Davis British Literature 21 January , 2014 The Canterbury Tales and Hypocrisy in the Clergy In Geoffrey Chaucer’s, The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer introduces twenty nine pilgrims, who are on a horseback trip to Canterbury. These twenty nine pilgrims desire to receive a blessing on their pilgrimage from St. Thomas a Becket. The pilgrims start out at the Tabard Inn and decide to each tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two more on the way back to London. Chaucer views the

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    that embodied features distant from the fiction, making them very real and believable through the writing. To verify this statement it is necessary to examine Chaucer’s work. The most celebrated of them is the collection of stories "The Canterbury Tales" (originally written in Middle English) which were the last work of Geoffrey Chaucer and perhaps the best of the middle ages in England. Therefore, for literary reasons, three characters were taken for an analysis to distinguish the level of transcendence

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