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Chaucer: Canterbury Tales

Informal essay and analysis of the Wife of Bath and the Franklin’s tale from the Canterbury Tales.

By Sophie Stephens

In the Wife of Bath’s tale, a knight forcibly takes a girl’s maidenhood and is sentenced to death, only to be saved by the queen if he were to correctly answer her question: what do women want most? 633 more words


Cliche Stories

“I don’t like her name,” I said flatly.

“Huh?” Mom said.

“Charlotte. A nice name by itself, but you know we are going to end up calling her Char like Kathy did. 258 more words


The Canterbury Blogs

I dreamt vividly about Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales only stirred from my medieval slumber by a rattling noise.  Possibly an ancient timbrel drum as I slowly pass by the imposing walls of Canterbury Castle with my fellow pilgrims.   477 more words


Emily from the Knight's Tale Gets Her True Prayer Answered After All

Preamble to the Epilogue:

In Theseus, cousin knights Arcite

And Palamon saw lovely Emily;

So stricken each was under true love’s rule

That they would fight for her hand in a duel. 527 more words

Ye Olde Englishe Literature

Chaucer's depiction of appearance and outer qualities reveals inner self of the characters from Canterbury Tales : The Squire

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) was born in Circa in London, England. The Canterbury Tales became his best known accomplishment. The Canterbury tales was supposed to have about 120 tales assuming each of Chaucer’s character was supposed to narrate four stories each, two were to be told on the pilgrimage and two while the character was heading home; yet it is made up of 24 tales only. 968 more words