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Middle English genre featuring a code of behavior that relies on chivalry and romance
Example: Knight's Tale, Man of Law's Tale, Squire's Tale
courtly romance
This Middle English genre is a narrative popular with French poets. Features trickery, practical jokes, sexual mishaps, mistaken identity, and bodily humar. Is traditionally writen in octosyllabic couplets.
Examples: Miller's Tale, Reeve's Tale, Merchant's Tale
This short, simple narrative features talking animals and is designed to teach a moral lesson or social truth.
Example: Nun's Priest's Tale
beast fable
The mdedieval version of this genre is a short narrative or reference that serves to teach by way of example, especially in a short story imbedded by a larger sermon. The imbedded story features a model of behavior to imitate the bad behavior to be avoided.
Examples: Pardoner's Tale, Wife of Bath's Tale.
In this Middle English genre, the protagonist passes through misfortune. His or her story ends as a catastrophe.
Example: Monk's Tale
This Middle English genre is a narrative focusing on the miraculous occurrences associated with saints, particularly the apostles of Christ.
Example: Prioress' Tale
Saint's Legend
A short narrative or lyrical poem, usually in octosyllabic couplets, intended to be non-episodic and usually designed to be sung.
Example: Franklin's Tale
Brenton Lay
In this Middle English genre, a non-cleric figure speaks about a humorous topic. He or she uses tropes and conventions of a homily, leadin up to a non-religious point.
Examples: Parson's Tale, Wife of Bath's prologue
Which of the following is not a work of Chaucer:
a) The House of Fame
b) Troilus and Criseyde
c) To His Empty Purse
d) Beowulf
e) The Canterbury Tales
d) Beowulf
Who was the audience that Chaucer wrote his tales for - the people that were to understand them?
This pilgrim always swore, "by Sainte Loy."
The Prioress
This pilgrim is a servant to the Knight and Squire.
This pilgrim's job was to inform people that they were scheduled for a church trial, at which they would, no doubt, be sentenced to death.
The Summoner
This pilgrim gets girls pregnant during confessions, and then finds them husbands.
The Friar
This pilgrim is big and brawny. He has a wart on his nose from which red hairs are growing.
The Miller
This pilgrim is large and ill-mannered. He can follow the stars, and is uncomfortable on his horse.
The Shipman.
This pilgrim is an "outrider" for a monestary, in charge of caring for the property of the monks.
The Monk.
This pilgrim is a student at Oxford, and represents the good aspects of society.
The Clerk.
This pilgrim is well-liked by the travellers. He is large, and jovial, and enjoys company and good stories. His real name is Harry Bailey.
The Host.
This pilgrim is the most corrupt of the church officials. In his prologue, he confesses to his hypocrisy.
The Pardoner.
This person is not a member of the rising middle class - the Guildmembers.

Guildmembers include:
This pilgrim stands out amongst the dishonest representatives of the church. He gives all his money to the poor and does not collect much in tithes.
The Parson
He is a steward for a law school, but is not smart enough to be a lawyer himself.
The Manciple
This pilgrim is a candidate for Knighthood, and is infatuated with his own appearance.
The Squire
This pilgrim knows the law very well - every letter, every verse, all the punctuation.
Sergent of Law
Tenant farmer who is honest, loves God, and pays his tithes to the church.
The Plowman
He manages a large estate and is feared by the serfs, shepherds, and others that work for him.
The Reeve
He accompanies the guildmembers. The sauce from the food he prepares looks like the puss that comes from the ulcer on his knee. Sick.
The Cook
He is wealthy and a landowner, but not of noble birth. He is not respected by the other travellers, but they do like spending his money.
The Franklin
He blends medicine with astrology and natural healing, btu knows nothing of religion or faith.
Doctor of Physic
She is gap-toothed and wears scarlet stockings and many scarves. She is an excellent seamstress and weaver. She has been married 5 times.
Wife of Bath
This pilgrim is a middle class man and knows a good bargain, but despite his stately manner and dress, he is deeply in debt.
The Merchant
He is a perfect gentleman, experienced at battle, and is a lover of truth, freedom, chivalry, and honor.
The Knight
In this tale, two knights fight over Emelye.
Knight's Tale
A series of historical and mythical tales designed to present tragedy to teh reader or listener who has just experienced a series of bawdy tales from other pilgrims.
Monk's Tale
Alison and Nicholas play a trick on the carpenter.
Miller's Tale
Absalon receives flatulence in the face. Sick.
Miller's Tale
This tale is to get even with the Miller for insulting carpenters.
Reeve's Tale
This unfinished tale results from an insult by the Host over Jack of Dover.
Cook's Tale
Alan sleeps with the Miller's daughter three times.
Reeve's Tale
This tale is set in Flanders.
Pardoner's Tale
Revelling Peterkin is in this tale.
Cook's Tale
Adam, Lucifer, Samson, Hercules, Nero, and Caesar all appear in this tale
Monk's Tale
Chanticleer is taken hostage by Sir Russel Fox
Nun's Priest's Tale
This tale leads to a sermon on the evils of drinking, gambling, and swearing
Pardoner's Tale