How does Chaucer combine oral and written traditions in Canterbury Tales?

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While The Canterbury Tales is a written text, Chaucer still acknowledges the oral tradition of story telling by the way he crafts the work as a whole.  In the General Prologue he establishes the "frame" of the work:  there are approximately 30 people of all different classes and professions gathered so that they can head out together on a pilgrimage to the holy site of Canterbury Cathedral.  They are all going on a journey for spiritual renewal.  Along the long journey it is decided that they are going to have a "tale-telling" contest and the person...

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