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What is the summary of the "The Skipper's Tale" from Canterbury Tales?
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The Skipper does not have a tale in "Canterbury Tales." He is mentioned in the Prologue, but he does not have a tale. The "Shipman's Tale" is a tale where "the Shipman is clearly bored with morality. He wants nothing of a sermonizing nature in his tale; its only purpose is to entertain. His tale is another example of fabliau, with its emphasis on trickery and sex. Like many of the other tales, this one centers on a theme of marriage. The beautiful wife in this story manages both her husband and Don John by bestowing her sexual favors with enthusiasm to achieve her own ends."
Posted by ladyvols1 on November 11, 2008 at 1:37 AM (Answer #1)
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