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The Franklin's Tale

The Franklin is a landowner and he has a son whom he says behaves without any understanding of higher virtues like gentleness, justice or compassion. These sorts of vitues comprise a quality known...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2009, 1:42 am (UTC)

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The Franklin's Tale

Unlike many of the other pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales, the Franklin's clothing is not described in great detail. The only mention of his apparel appears at the end of Chaucer's introduction of...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2011, 8:57 pm (UTC)

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The Franklin's Tale

Maistrie (mastery) is a concept Chaucer mentions at first as a quality which has the power to negate love, since a woman can't be compelled to love a man but must do so out of free choice. "The...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2018, 4:22 am (UTC)

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The Franklin's Tale

“The Franklin's Tale,” which is part of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, explores the themes of faithfulness, a literal interpretation versus common sense, and illusion versus reality. Let's look at...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2021, 1:00 am (UTC)

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The Franklin's Tale

A generous, hospitable man, the Franklin delights in providing his guests with the very finest food and drink that money can buy. In fact, the Franklin's hospitality is such that it veritably snows...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2020, 10:14 am (UTC)

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The Franklin's Tale

"The Franklin's Tale" is one of several pilgrims' tales centered on marriage—specifically on what kind of marriage leads to the most satisfying life—and several pilgrims have differing ideas about...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2019, 6:34 pm (UTC)

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The Franklin's Tale

The use of the language that you refer to draws attention to one of the principal themes of this excellent tale, which is that of honour and how we define it. In a sense, what creates the conflict...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2011, 7:40 pm (UTC)

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The Franklin's Tale

There are plenty of ways to analyze texts like The Franklin's Tale, and multiple methods are often used in one analysis. First and foremost, an analysis can't be done without reading the text...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2018, 8:13 pm (UTC)

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The Franklin's Tale

Let us remember for one moment that this tale ends with the three men of the story each relinquishing their rights in one way or another because of their noble nature. Thus it is that Arveragus...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2011, 7:15 pm (UTC)

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