Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/5

Click to flip

5 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back

The narrator opens the General Prologue with a description of the return of spring. He describes the April rains, the burgeoning flowers and leaves, and the chirping birds. Around this time of year, the narrator says, people begin to feel the desire to go on a pilgrimage. Many devout English pilgrims set off to visit shrines in distant holy lands, but even more choose to travel to Canterbury to visit the relics of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, where they thank the martyr for having helped them when they were in need. The narrator tells us that as he prepared to go on such a pilgrimage, staying at a tavern in Southwark called the Tabard Inn, a great company of twenty-nine travelers entered. The travelers were a diverse group who, like the narrator, were on their way to Canterbury. They happily agreed to let him join them. That night, the group slept at the Tabard, and woke up early the next morning to set off on their journey. Before continuing the tale, the narrator declares his intent to list and describe each of the members of the group.

The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales- Geoffrey Chaucer

Nicolaus sleeps with the young carpenters wife named alisoun. tells the carpenter a terrible storm is coming to keep him busy. Absolon kisses her ass, absolon pokes nicolaus in the ass with a hot poker, carpenter falls off and breaks his arm

The Miller's Prologue and Tale- Chaucer

has had 5 husbands, considers herself an expert on marriage. uses sexual and verbal power to control her husband. her 4th husband dies, had a 5th lined up/ a lusty knight rapes a young maiden, given death but is allowed one chance to make up for it, to find what women want the most. all answer differently. they want to be in charge of their husbands and lovers. knight has to marry to old hag, and sleep with her. the knight is given the choice of having her old and good and young and bad but he gives her the choice so she turns young and good.

The wife of bath's prologue and tale- Chaucer

gives sermons, sells random things to help with faith. sermon topic, greed is the root of all evil.


comments on a drunk group of flemish people. first gluttony, then drunkeness, gambling, and swearing. these guys heard death killed a friend of theirs and goes to look for him. find a lot of gold, kill each other for it.

the pardoners prologue and tale

not sure

Chaucers retraction