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Unformatted text preview: Short and Satirical Stories Frank when dealing with sex o Saints lives o Animal fables o Religious allegories o Sermon General Prologue Sets up the frame of the tales o What purpose does this narrative frame serve? o Pilgrimage to visit shrine of Thomas a Becket Structural/organizational device Why did people go on pilgrimages? o Narrator at Tabard Inn in Southwark Pilgrims described o Narrator and host of the inn Narrators apology for offensive words The host; the 120 tales; the free meal; the host as judge Retraction that follows the parsons tale Disavows the Tales and other secular writings on moral grounds...
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