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    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is a story of a contest who can tell the best tale. The rules of the contest were as follows: Each pilgrim would tell four tales for the trip to Canterbury, two on the journey there and two on the way back.. The tales will be judged by the Host for it’s entertainment and moral lessons. The winner of the contest will enjoy a meal paid for by the remaining pilgrims at the Host's Inn. “The Miller’s Tale” had fulfilled the criteria to win the contest. It was

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    characters to battle common ideals, such as his use of the Wife of Bath to pick on patriarchy. In his Canterbury Tales, Chaucer begins with a general prologue where all characters are introduced, including a few who don’t quite fit the mold of “holy”. In the Pardoner's Tale, Chaucer speaks through him and brings the hypocrisy of the church into the light. Chaucer uses his writing of Canterbury Tales to attack two major idea’s of his time, including the idea of men being superior to women and the purity

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    Parrish British Literature I 15 September 2017 Thinking Piece #5 Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: The General Prologue portrays the newly formed social division in Medieval England by having people from the noble, gentry, church, and working social groups come together on a journey to the Canterbury Chapel. A modern-day American version of this poem would also include a diverse group of people. The nobility in The Canterbury Tales is represented by the knight, which Chaucer describes as loving, “trouthe

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    In the late 1300s Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a story which follows the religious journey of twenty-nine people, who represent many aspects of Medieval society, to the Canterbury Cathedral in southeast England. While on the pilgrimage the host of the tavern, where all the pilgrims meet, suggests that the pilgrims each tell a story for the group’s entertainment. Chaucer intended for all the voyagers to tell two stories, but he unfortunately died before he could finish the book and

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    sarcasm and satire, he joined the bandwagon of giving people what they wanted to read, and he did this using the sneak attack known as satire. Chaucer’s satire can be observed in man places throughout The Canterbury Tales, the General Prologue being the first. “The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales is an estates satire. In the Host’s portraits of the pilgrims, he sets out the functions of each estate and satirizes how members of the estates – particularly those of the Church – fail to meet their

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    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is a number of stories put together. The narrator is the author himself. The stories are told by pilgrims who are headed to Canterbury to visit the remains of Thomas a’ Becket. The character the Host insists that everyone tells two stories. One on the way there and one on the way back to make the trip less tiresome. There are some important details to understand when reading the poem. The first one is the values of the people in the middle ages. The people’s

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    Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, Baldassare Castiglione’s The Courtier, and “To the Fair Clarinda” by Aphra Behn. Constantly evolving, gender has become less defined by one’s biological sex, and more so determined by personal comfortability either within or outside of

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    by religion. The vested powers in the hands of the Pope and in Christianity were capable of influencing the social standards and moral principles of the society. However, in The Canterbury Tales, a series of twenty-four short stories, Geoffrey Chaucer depicts the rise of secularism. One of the stories, “The Miller’s Tale,” follows three young men – John, Nicholas, Absolon – who are all involved with one woman, Alisoun. Chaucer ignores divine revelation and deals solely with the corrupted, material

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    “The Miller’s Tale” and “The Reeve’s Tale,” two of the many stories in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, portray many similarities on the views of love, marriage, and immorality. Both “The Miller’s Tale” and “The Reeve’s Tale” portray what love truly means to the Miller and the Reeve. Chaucer’s two tales also exemplify the unfaithfulness of the wives to their vows of marriage. Additionally, the stories share corresponding similarities in the many instances of dishonesty and immoral features

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    compliant and obedient to their fathers and husbands. The Canterbury Tales give insight into the society of the time including social structure, relationships among different genders and classes, and the cultural rules and limits. By depicting the disproportionate relationship between men and women during the fourteenth century, Chaucer confirms his beliefs of misogyny and the portrayal of women as passive objects. In The Man of Law's Tale, Constance an abstinent Christian woman is to wed Sultan

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