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Canterbury Tales notes About Collection of over 20 stories Middle English Language Geoffrey Chaucer End of 14 th century during the Hundred Years’ War Written mostly in verse o Some in prose Presented as a storytelling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral o The prize of this contest is a free meal at the Tabard Inn at Southwark on their return Chaucer’s magnum opus Used the tales and descriptions of its characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society at the time o Particularly of the Church Stories
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Unformatted text preview: • The Knight’s Tale • The Miller’s Tale • The Reeve’s Tale • The Cook’s Tale • The Man of Law’s Tale • The Wife of Bath’s Tale • The Friar’s Tale • The Summoner’s Tale • The Clerk’s Tale • The Merchant’s Tale • The Squire’s Tale • The Franklin’s Tale • The Physician’s Tale • The Pardoner’s Tale • The Shipman’s Tale • The Prioress’s Tale • Sir Thopas’ Tale • The Tale of Melibee • The Monk’s Tale • The Nun’s Priest’s Tale • The Second Nun’s Tale • The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale • The Manciple’s Tale • The Parson’s Tale...
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