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The Knight's Tale Questions

The Knight's Tale Questions - English315 Chaucer Study...

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English 315 Chaucer Study Questions for “The Knight’s Tale” Think about these questions as you are reading the Tale. Mark the passages in your text that seem  to answer these questions. Jot down other issues or questions that you notice that are important! Part 1 1.  What is the relationship of Palamon and Arcite before they see Emelye? After they see  Emelye? 2.  How do these men describe their love for Emelye? (Many of these characteristics are  conventional for medieval courtly lovers in romances. We’ll talk about this in class.) 3.  How would you answer the question on line 1348? Part 2 4.  How is Arcite’s health? What does he do to be near Emelye, and how are we supposed to  judge that behavior? 5.  What is revealed about the character of Palamon and Arcite in the argument they have  (1580-1660)? What is their attitude toward romantic love? What is their attitude toward 
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