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    The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer

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    people are also familiar with the lives of these trendsetting writers. However, little is known about the man behind the controversial and renowned Canterbury Tales, one of Great Britain’s most prominent literary masterpieces. Geoffrey Chaucer had an unusual and exciting childhood which would later be his inspiration for writing The Canterbury Tales. It is believed by most historians that Geoffrey Chaucer was born in his parents’ house in London around the year 1343. He was the son of an affluent mine

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    found in stories about a husband and wife. In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales many of the characters make this idea apparent with the stories they tell. In “The Pardoner’s Tale”, a distinct relationship can be made between the character of the Pardoner and his tale of three friends. Also, the Wife in “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” boldly declares her relationship towards her husband. Throughout “The Pardoner’s Tale”, the main character teaches about greed, gambling, desecration, and drinking,

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    English writer. We do not know the exact time of the death of Chaucer but, we believe it is around 1400. In his tales he talks about going on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Now before I get any further, you should probably know one thing, this story is completely made up. Chaucer talks about some controversial things in his tales, using someone else’s mouth per say. When people who read his tales would come asking for these people and who they were, Chaucer would tell them he cannot remember who it was

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    Monk and the Parson of The Canterbury Tales In the prologue, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is about the pilgrimage of many different characters to Canterbury.  Chaucer writes about the characters' personalities and their place on the social ladder. The Monk and the Parson are examples of how Chaucer covered the spectrum of personalities.  The Monk is self-centered, while the Parson cares for the sick and poor. In The Canterbury Tales, the Monk acts like he is part of the

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    The Power of Fiction Revealed in Canterbury Tales and Lord of the Flies In accordance with E.M. Foster's analysis of a character's hidden life, a work of fiction gives us a better insight into the theme of a novel. As E.M. Foster said, "Fiction is truer than history, for it is in fiction [and drama] that we can understand the hidden life of the characters." History is the study of past events. It is based mostly on fact, accepted concepts and stories. Fiction is a literical genre in which

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    Myles Bevenue Mrs. Adcock English IV 5 December 2015 The Vows The Canterbury Tales is a story written by Geoffrey Chaucer. During the “Middle Ages” some of the members of the Catholic religion were very corrupt. In the story seven of the main Catholic members and some more people go on a missionary trip to Canterbury. Geoffrey Chaucer listens to each person’s story, and notices some inconsistencies. The stories they tell are very discrepant with what they are supposed to believe. There are four

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    Chaucer's Views Exposed in The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales were written and pieced together in the late 1380's, early 1390's.  The author of the book is Geoffrey Chaucer.  When considering the structure of the tales, one can deduce that they were put together using Framework Narrative, a very unique style of writing.  The opening prologue speaks of 29 pilgrims, including Chaucer, who are all on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. All of them are seeking a certain shrine for spiritual

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    Chaucers Canterbury Tales

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    The Canterbury Tales is a great assortment of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer. Each individual story is told by a pilgrim from the voyage to Canterbury. “The Prioress’ Tale” was a Miracle of the Virgin story, told by the Prioress. Another tale is “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” which is a Beast Fable. Then there is “The Pardoner’s Tale”, which is an Exemplum. The genres of The Canterbury Tales help shape the entire story. In “The Prioress’ Tale”, the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, miraculously aids

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    Characters of The Canterbury Tales An interesting aspect of the famous literary work, "The Canterbury Tales," is the contrast of realistic and exaggerated qualities that Chaucer entitles to each of his characters. When viewed more closely, one can determine whether each of the characters is convincing or questionable based on their personalities. This essay will analyze the characteristics and personalities of the Knight, Squire, Monk, Plowman, Miller, and Parson of Chaucer's tale. One of Geoffrey's

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