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The Canterbury Tales Teaching Unit

The Canterbury Tales Teaching Unit

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  • Show that the presentation of certain figures in The Prologue range from gentle criticism of human failings to a stronger criticism that exposes, and perhaps condemns, serious misbehavior.
  • List the pilgrims according to their social rank; specify their secular or religious classification.
  • Discuss the framework of The Canterbury Tales and compare it to a modern story or movie with a similar framework.
  • After finishing this tale, what would you infer is involved in “the code chivalry”?
  • Discuss the theme of friendship in its various forms as it is seen in this tale.
  • Why do you suppose that Chaucer decided to use ancient Greece as the setting for The Knight’s Tale? Support your generalizations with examples from the text.
  • Explain what “the code of courtly love” involves and illustrate your explanation with examples from the text.
  • What does Chaucer’s view seem to be in regard to fate or Divine Providence?

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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.

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