For english we are supposed to create a new character than represents today's society. It has to be written like Chaucher with the rhymes and the couplets. Can you give me ideas of a new character that represents today's society?
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What a cool assignment! How about....a politician, a lobbyist, a rock/rap star, a high school teacher, an unemployed autoworker, an advertising agency copywriter? Just think of the way society has changed since Chaucer's time, and the new occupations or pre-occupations people now have. I'd love to know what you end up writing.
I like that idea. I wish I could teach the Tales!!
When I teach Canterbury Tales, I have my students create a modern character and write an introduction to that character in a poem - modeling the prologue. Then I make them write a short story from the perspective of that character. Then the entire class journeys around the school, stopping to read their stories at different locations. At the end, we have a feast. The students love it and it allows them to really relate to the Tales.
Do you mind telling us what you did with your character? I'd like to know how it went.
I like this assignment (and I'll probably use it the next time I teach CT).
How about an athlete? You could have all sorts of companions for your athlete, such as a trainer, a manager, a coach, and the like. Maybe he could be going on pilgrimage to atone for steroid use or perhaps he wants to pray for a winning season. Good luck!
Thanks for the idea. I did a high school math teacher.
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