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The Nun's Priest's Tale

Who are Chanticleer and Pertelote from "The Nun's Priest's Tale" by Chaucer?

In “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” in The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer adapts a traditional French folk tale that features a rooster and a hen. The story takes place in a barnyard. Chanticleer is...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2018 10:17 pm UTC

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What was the reaction when Chanticleer was captured by the fox in "The Nun's Priest's Tale"?

A poor widow and her daughters live on a farm in "The Nun's Priest's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer; they do not have much, but they do have some animals. Among them is a magnificent rooster named...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2013 7:51 pm UTC

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How is Chauntecleer a round character in the Nun's Priest's Tale?

The Nun's Priest's Tale is a fable that allegorical. Though the characters are animals, the animals represent elements of human nature and the ultimate goal of the tale it to reveal a "universal...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2015 5:55 pm UTC

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A nun's priest tale I need help with understanding the meaning behind the nun's priest's tale  

As the nun's priest (or nonne preestes) sums it up in the end: Lo, swich it is for to be recchelees,And necligent, and truste on flaterye! The meaning behind the tale is a admonishment not to...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2011 5:44 pm UTC

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What is the idea Chaucer wishes to convey in "The Nun's Priest's Tale," and how does it relate to  "The Prologue"/The...

In Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Nun's Priest's Tale," a story in The Canterbury Tales, the priest tells of a rooster, Chanticleer, who has beautiful plumage and a wonderful voice. He lives on a farm...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2011 6:41 am UTC

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Discuss the narrative art of Chaucer with reference to "The Nonne Preestes Tale."

Chaucer's narrative style is marked by a certain art of aesthetic that is evident in "The Nonne Preestes Tale." One characteristic of Chaucer's art is the use of a light-hearted tone that...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2011 9:30 am UTC

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What is the role of the Nun's priest in the Canterbury Tales? especific description of what nun's priest does

"The Nun’s Priest’s Tale" is that of Chanticleer and Pertelote, the cockerel and his favorite hen wife. Chanticleer awakes from a frightful dream about a beast trying to kill him, alerting...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2018 5:27 pm UTC

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What are details supporting the claim that Chauntecleer is a round character in "The Nun's Priest's Tale"?

I would want to argue the central fact that supports the claim that Chanticleer (or Chauntecleer depending on the translation) is a round character is actually the way that he clearly shows he has...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2011 9:45 pm UTC

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When Chanticleer first spies the fox in "The Nun's Priest's Tale," what does he do?

When Chanticleer the rooster first sees Russell the fox, his first inclination is to flee, and he nearly does so. However, Russell cleverly flatters Chanticleer and praises his singing ability at...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2016 7:54 pm UTC

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With regard to Chaucer's "The Nun's Priest's Tale," in The Canterbury Tales, how does the human and beastly intersect...

In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the author uses "The Nun's Priest's Tale" to show how the world of human behavior overlaps with that of animals. The story related uses animals; it is a...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2011 2:40 pm UTC

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How does the serious dramatic quality of Pertelote’s complaint (lines 88–101) lend comedy to The Nun's Priest's Tale?

The Nun's Priest's Tale in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a delightful, comedic romp that is all the more fun for the serious tone of some of its characters. As we enter the tale, we meet a widow...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2020 1:04 am UTC

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What is the idea Chaucer wishes to convey in "The Nonnes Preestes Tale"?

Chaucer is very often direct in the pronouncement of his objectives and what he wishes to convey. This directness holds true for "The Nonnes Preestes Tale." First, Chauntecleer expresses...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2011 10:09 am UTC

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In The Canterbury Tales from The Nun's Priest's Tale, use your own words to paraphrase what Chauntecleer is telling...

This interesting quote comes at the resolution of Chanticleer's misadventure in The Nun's Priest's Tale, which is the twentieth tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. In order to...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2010 7:49 am UTC

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What god does the narrator pray to here?

The Nun's Priest's Tale is typical of Chaucer in being filled with literary and mythological allusions. The animals in this anthropomorphic story are evidently living contemporaneously, within the...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2019 8:07 pm UTC

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Consider the rhetorical features of "The Nun's Priest's Tale." Discuss in particular the similes.

Rhetoric is the art of persuasion, while similes are comparisons that use the words like or as. In the context of this tale, the host has grown tired of depressing stories about wealthy people who...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2021 12:54 pm UTC

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Consider the rhetorical features of "The Nun's Priest's Tale." Discuss in particular the similes.

"The Nun's Priest's Tale" is a satire that takes a low subject—the story of Chanticleer the rooster—and compares it to "high" literature, such as Virgil's Aeneid and the Bible. Simile is a key...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2021 1:31 pm UTC

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