Chaucer Monologue & Dialogue

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Chaucer Monologue & Dialogue

  1. 1. The Nun’s Priest’s Prologue & Tale Monologue and Dialogue
  2. 2. Monologue & Dialogue <ul><li>One of the structural elements of a literary work. </li></ul><ul><li>Monologue – one way act of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue – two or many-way act of communication. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Chaucer’s works represent and explore many kinds of communication and interaction: speech and writing, conversation and books, drama and narrative. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to make this manageable – break them into two main models of communication and interaction; Monologue & Dialogue </li></ul>
  4. 4. Monologue <ul><li>Speeches like Sermons, Lectures and Political Speech. </li></ul><ul><li>A single speaker and continuous delivery to a silent audience. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>A monologue / single voice; a continuous speech telling someone something indicates a urgency, matter of great importance, serious. </li></ul><ul><li>Sermonizing, praying, complaining, confessing, moralizing, instructing, teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Such method is common in the medieval era. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Classroom Discussion <ul><li>One way communication has its strengths and uses. But it also has its limitations and potential abuses. Discuss the pros and cons of monologue. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dialogue <ul><li>Monologue involves the transmission and potential imposition of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue involves the transformation and potential negotiation of meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>In Monologue authority is asserted . In dialogue it is negotiated and maybe challenged . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some Dialogue in TNPT <ul><li>Russel and Chauntecleer </li></ul><ul><li>Chauntecleer and Pertelote </li></ul>
  9. 9. Classroom Discussion <ul><li>Discuss the pros and cons of Dialogue. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions <ul><li>What is the critical effect of such method towards Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priest’s Prologue & Tale. </li></ul>

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