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  • Liceo “P. Virgilio Marone” Avellino A REVERSE GRAND TOUR PON C1 FSE 2010-2246 The Canterbury Tales Snapshot of an Age
  • The Canterbury Tales Snapshot of an Age
  • The Journey Begins . . . In October 1066, a daylong battle near Hastings, England, changed the course of history.
  • England in the Middle Ages
    • Feudalism replaced the Nordic social system.
      • The primary duty of males above the serf class was to serve in the military—Knighthood.
      • Women had no political rights.
      • Chivalry and courtly love served as the system of social codes
  • England in the Middle Ages
    • Lower, middle, and upper-middle classes developed in the cities.
  • England in the Middle Ages
    • The Crusades extended from 1095-1270.
      • They brought contact with Eastern mathematics, astronomy, architecture, and crafts.
  • England in the Middle Ages
    • The Magna-Carta defeated papal central power.
  • England in the Middle Ages
    • The Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) was the first national war waged by England.
  • England in the Middle Ages
    • The Black Death (1348-1349) brought the end of the Middle Ages.
    Fleas on rats carried the bubonic plague which killed thousands of people. in Europe.
  • How do the writings of the Middle Ages represent the lives, loves, loyalties, and humor of humanity?
  • Geoffrey Chaucer c. 1343-1400
    • Considered the father of English poetry
    • Wrote in the vernacular
    • Served as a soldier, government servant, and member of Parliament
    • Introduced iambic pentameter
    • First writer buried in Westminster Abbey
    • It frames a story of characters on a religious pilgrimage to Canterbury.
    • The characters are a concise portrait of an entire nation.
    • The pilgrimage is a quest narrative that moves from images of spring and awakening to penance, death, and eternal life.
    • The characters tell stories that reflect “everyman” in the universal pilgrimage of life.
    The Canterbury Tales
  • The Travellers to Canterbury Working Class Plowman Reeve Host Cook Miller Haberdasher Dyer Carpenter Weaver Carpetmaker
  • The Travellers to Canterbury Professional Class Military Religious Secular Knight, Squire, Yeoman Nun, 3 Priests, Friar, Parson, Pardoner, Summoner Cleric, Serjeant at Law, Merchant, Skipper, Doctor
  • The Travellers to Canterbury Upper Class Wife of Bath Franklin
  • Chaucer’s Snapshot of the Middle Ages Population
  • Thanks for sharing Carbone Paola Celano Miriam Colucci Maria Rita De Luca Vittorio De Mattia Michela Dente Antonella Fruncillo Gerardina Giliberti Marta Guerriero Adriana Infante Mariana Mamone Capria Stefano Manzo Roberta Palumbo Edoardo Troisi Chiara Tulino Rossella