Questions Macbeth Essay

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MacBeth Questions 1) The season that is described in the opening passage of The Canterbury Tales is spring. According to the narrator, when the season comes the people long to go on pilgrammages. 2) English people want to go down to Canterbury to seek the holy martyr, St. Thomas a Becket. 3) The narrator claims he meets some twenty nine pilgrims. 4) The Knight has fought in Alexandria, Prussia, Lithuania, Granada, North Africa, and Anatolia. 5) If the Knight beats his opponents in the tournament ring, he kills them. 6) According to the narrator, the Knight’s conversation and speech is honest. The Knight never said a boorish thing in all his life and he was true. 7) In appearance, the Knight’s armor is…show more content…
This seems strange for a monastic habit because the Monk has gray fur on the sleeves of his cope. 30) The Monk wears a gold pin on his habit. The gold pin with a love knot at the end of the hood is strange because it indicates that he is not religious because instead of the gold pin, he should have a rosary. The Friar pg 149 31) The Friar’s name is Hubert. 32) The Friar frequently arranges marriages for young women, giving each of his women what he could afford. You can interpret his generosity as being flirtatious, or you can assume that he is a genuinely nice man. 33) The absolution the Friar grants to sinners is his absolution is pleasant since he easily grants pardon whenever he is certain of a good offering. He argues that many hard-hearted men could not weep even if they are truly repentant for their sins. 34) He knew Taverns well in every town and he knew Franklins and worthy women in the country very well. 35) Two ways of interpreting the phrase “love-days” is that it is a day to help people who need it or you can interpret “love-days” as a scheme the Friar participates in to make himself look good to the public. The Merchant pg 148 36) The Merchant wears a Flemish beaver hat. 37) The Merchant always talk about capital, and exchanges, basically money. 38) The narrator refers to the Merchant as “he” therefore his name is unknown. The Oxford Clerk pg 148
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