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    Canterbury Tales Report

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    About Visit Canterbury Visit Canterbury is the official tourist information website for the English district of Canterbury. The website is kept by the official administrative tourist board of the district of Canterbury. It is focused on promoting the region for tourism, but it’s also a great place for businesses and media organisations interested in the region. You can find a whole lot of information on the website regarding the region. You can view more about things to do in the area, where to stay, as well as find out exclusive offers from Canterbury’s businesses. If you want to visit the region, you can even use the website to book your stay. The website also has a lovely eShop, where you can buy things related to this region. Customer Support Whether you are looking to book holiday accommodation or visit some of…

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    Chaucer's Pilgrimage

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    Chaucer, the narrator, opens the General Prologue with a describing the flourishing plants, and the chirping birds of April. Around this time of year people begin go on a pilgrimage to visit shrines and religious monuments in distant holy lands, but the majority during this time choose to travel to Canterbury. Canterbury is the site of Canterbury Cathedral where the relics of Saint Thomas Becket are stored. Pilgrims journey there to thank the martyr for helping them in their time of need.…

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    Author Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales toward the end of the medieval period. Regarded as the first true English poetic masterwork, The Canterbury Tales describes twenty-nine pilgrims on a journey to Canterbury Cathedral to see the shrine of St. Thomas Becket. Chaucer describes many fictional characters from the different social classes in the Middle Ages; in particular, he includes many figures affiliated with the Church such as the Friar and the Summoner. These two characters share…

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    Many times in society, important figures or celebrities often live two different lifestyles. When in the public eye, they portray themselves as someone that would appeal to the people. Behind closed doors, however, they are someone completely different. This is especially evident in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Chaucer uses ironic characteristics of the Friar and Merchant from “The Prologue” and the Knight from “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” to criticize the deceptive nature of the…

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    As depicted by the countless sold copies of this sort, tragedies appeal to the pathos of human pity. Having been distinguished from their beginning in ancient Greece, when authors such as Sophocles and Homer wrote rhetorics that are still being taught today. In fact, famous, talented Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare is best known for his tragedies including the acclaimed Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, it is no surprise that he exquisitely produced the play “Othello”, illustrating the…

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    In my essay I will first sate the traits of an ideal knight and then discuss the characteristics of an ideal knight as represented in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight while comparing and contrasting them to the characteristics of ideal knights in traditional texts. Quoting examples from the text, I will then discuss, analyze and come to a conclusion if Sir Gawain has been represented as an ideal knight in the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. During the Middle Ages and in many…

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    More Pilgrims (An Analysis of Three People Chaucer Would Add to The Group Today) Many ways of life have changed between the years of 1300 and today, 700 years after. Technology, medicine and construction are just a few ways we as humans have discovered superior ways to enhance our ever changing lives. With the change of the modern world, people also began to change. Style, language and the way we act as humans beings has been constantly evolving. In the novel Canterbury Tales written by the…

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    The Generous Sinners: A Comparison Between Elton John and the Franklin “Every age is a Canterbury pilgrimage; we all pass on, each sustaining one or other of these characters” (Blake), said William Blake, celebrated 18th century English poet. In reference to the father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer’s most celebrated writing, The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer develops a mental model about all of the characters in the literature and describes each character in detail. Three centuries later,…

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    treaty with France which last until 1369 (Hirsh, 2008). He was a philosopher, astronomer and an author also being a bureaucrat, diplomat and a courtier. Chaucer is known for his works as he wrote The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde but he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. At the age of Chaucer, the dominant languages in England were French and Latin and his work was important in legitimizing the literary use of the Middle English…

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    the transcription of the only oral form of the epic poem Beowulf. In The Canterbury Tales, the author is Geoffrey Chaucer; he is considered the father of English literature. During the writing of Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales, there was religious instability. The author of Beowulf inserts the Christian God in the poem instead of having pagan gods; however, Chaucer uses satire in The Canterbury Tales to ridicule the corruption of Christian beliefs of their one God. The religious theme is one…

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