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can’t do it because I’m a woman?” What does this show you about the role of women in the Middle Ages? 8. Two characters from the Prologue are responsible for Chaucer’s troubles early in the film. Which two are they? _________________________________ and __________________________________ Even though this is not a part of The Canterbury Tales, why is it believable? 9. When Chaucer tells them later “I will eviscerate you in fiction – every last pimple, every last character flaw. I was naked for a day. You will be naked for eternity” what does he mean? Even though this movie is not based on fact, why would the film’s writer have had the character say that? 10. Chaucer serves as William’s herald, introducing him to the crowd before a joust. Why is this appropriate to what you know about Chaucer? 11. Chaucer’s second introduction of William before a much larger crowd, he begins by saying he first met William in Jerusalem praying after having been in Saracen, Italy and Greece. He also refers to him as “the seeker of serenity.” How does this fit with what you know of the knight in The Canterbury Tales? 12. When William is knocked unconscious briefly, his mind returns to his childhood and a conversation with his father. What do you learn about him?