Franklin's Tale - April Stamm 2-April-2008 Journal The...

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April Stamm 2-April-2008 Journal The Franklin is a wealthy land owner who truly enjoys fine dining and good companionship. He was very complimentary of the previous speaker, which leads one to believe he is fairly well mannered and educated so the story we are about to hear is going to be nothing like the Miller’s and most likely have a morality issue that is slightly less harsh on society as a whole. We also know that if he does enjoy the finer things in life he would be strongly desiring that meal when they get back and would definitely care about the prestige of winning. As you begin the Franklin’s tale you immediately realize that it is a definite hodgepodge of ideas, characters, religions and even themes. My real first thought when reading the Franklin’s tale is that he really wanted to win this competition; it seems at first glance that he is basically pulling out all the entertaining ideas that were either previously put out there or rather that he had been exposed to in his lifetime. Clearly this is most likely the simplest explanation and one that
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