"What nedeth wordes mo?" Is language worthless in the Canterbury Tales?.

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Chaucer demonstrates this idea in The Canterbury Tales, specifically with the Merchant character.

Although retribution remains a necessary part of existence, it can be circumvented through penance, as exemplified in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

In preparing the reader for the tales, Chaucer first sets the mood by providing an overall idea of the type of character who is telling the tale, then allows that character to introduce themselves through a personal prologue and finally, the pilgrim tells their tale....

These two women appear similar in the General Prologue of the poem but, as we see through their tales, they are quite unique women and most importantly very different from one another.

Choose one word (and its variants), and use it as a key to the interpretation of any one Tale.

Characterization of the Plowman in Canterbury Tales
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After reading the characterizations of the plowman, friar, and franklin (landowner) compare and contrast their personalities. Are they pleasing or unpleasing according to their social status? Class status? Do you feel they are stereotypical according to what you read in the “Historical Overview”? Does your reading of the plowman add or take away from your perspectives of a farmer or farming?

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The Miller, named Robin, is a stereotypical representation of a dishonest man. He is a rich villager whose prime concern is the augmentation of his own profits. Professor Curry has provided a scientific explanation of the Miller’s character based on Aristotle, Rhazes, and the Secreta Secretorum. His physical characteristics are a reflection of his personality and temperament. His broad-shouldered, stocky built, his huge plump face with luxuriant red beard, and squat nose with an ugly black wart on top --- is symptomatic of his shameless, loquacious, quarrelsome, deceitful and lecherous character. Chaucer states that the Miller is quite an expert in stealing grain and charging thrice the amount and yet has a golden thumb. Chaucer uses the common saying, "An honest miller hath a golden thumb" as a pun, to ironically suggest that this Miller’s golden thumb only serves to increase his own profits. The Miller is very strong and can heave the strongest door off its hinges by battering it with his head. He comes across as a repulsive buffoon who likes to joke about sin and scurrilous tales. He plays the bagpipe very well, and leads the company of pilgrims out of the town, to its soulful music.

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In this season in England, from every corner of the land, people made their way to Canterbury to receive the blessings of "the holy blissful martyr" - who we have recently known as Thomas a' Becket from our history notes.
Characterization is one of the main focuses of
The Canterbury Tales
Characterization is the process by which the author reveals the personality of the characters
There are two types of characterization:

Direct Characterization
This is when the author TELLS the reader what the personality of the character is.
Example: The patient boy and quiet girl were both at the game.
The author is telling us that the boy is patient and the girls is quiet.
Indirect Characterization
Indirect characterization is when the author SHOWS things that reveal the personality of the characters.
There are FIVE methods of indirect characterization: speech, thoughts, effect on other characters, actions and looks.
Methods of Indirect Characterization
- What is revealed through the characters thoughts and feelings?

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The Canterbury Tales as they stand today appear, by the Host’s explanation of the game, to be incomplete: each pilgrim is supposed to tell two tales on the way there and on the way back, yet not every pilgrim gets even one tale, and they don’t make it to Canterbury, let alone back.

May 09, 2017 · The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: CHARACTER ANALYSIS

Also, Chaucer’s characterization of the pilgrims on the journey provides the reader with a description of the type of people in the ecclesiastic, feudal, and middle classes, how they live, and their beliefs.

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: CHARACTER ANALYSIS

Chaucer’s techniques of characterization provide the reader with a clear perspective of characters because of the use of multiple techniques in describing a single character.

The appropriateness of a tale to the teller of the tale in the Canterbury Tales.

Unlike many of the other characters in The Canterbury Tales the Knight perfectly personifies chivalry in the medieval age by being a gentleman and a warrior.

Sep 27, 2009 · Direct and indirect characterization in the Canterbury Tales DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION presents direct statements about a ..

In fact, Chaucer uses characterization to depict the Knight as a chivalrous man, the Squire as a young man overly concerned with women, and the Monk as a corrupt member of the ecclesiastical class.

Character Analysis. In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Chaucer opens with a description of twenty-nine people who are going on a pilgrimage.

How Chaucer uses the group of people to express and portray the image of what 12th century English society looked like, and how the society was back then .In the Canterbury tales, Chaucer creativity and humorously provides a cross-section of 12th century English society though the group of pilgrims....