People, Fashion, Architecture, etc.\nKnights in shining armorLavish banquetsKings, queens, bishops, monks, pilgrims.\nMOVIES--Knights Tale, Braveheart, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Red Riding Hood (2011),Snow white and the huntsman (2012), Tangled, Shrek\nPOINT OUT: vikings, outfits, town halls, etc.Think of the scenery&#x2026;\n \n
To have a cathedral brought a certain status and cachet to a city (they cost a lot to build and maintain) and the cities had the money for it and wanted their cathedral to be taller, bigger, better looking than the one in the next city.\n\nChurch was the central point of life for both rich and poor\ninevitable competative nature of humans, with each city hoping to have a better cathedral than the others&#x2014;stained glass\nAlso In an illiterate world, the use of this art was not just decorative, but it allowed the illiterate to visually take in biblical stories, as well as the images of the saints to serve as examples.\n
Held many jobs thus he could write about the various jobs of the pilgrims in the story Canterbury Tales. Gave him lots of knowledge on these fictional characters.\n\n1st distinguished writer to be buried at Abbey&#x2019;s famous Poet&#x2019;s Corner, where many of England&#x2019;s great writers have been buried.----aka Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling (Jungle book), Shakespeare has a memorial there. \n
Comedians, authors, journalists, etc\nInternet makes it easy (blogs about colleges, high schools, people, etc)\nHad cliches about jobs. \n
Overarching Frame: How Ted Mosby met the mother of his two children. Other individual stories: Slap Bets, 31st Birthday Goat.\n
Comedians, authors, journalists, etc TV shows, books even\nInternet makes it easy (blogs)\n\nPolice----eating donutsNurse in cute outfit, but really wear scrubsTeacher-apple/those that can&#x2019;t, teach\nLawyer- liars, dress up in nice suitsAccountants---quiet, retiring, rather boring people who cannot communicate effectively with others. Nerd\nAnyone who works primarily with numbers may be perceived as having poor social skills.Rocker-irresponsible partiersDancers-anorexic\n\n\n
Hand out list of literary terms from Mrs. B (Socratic circle) \nStart a Chart in class that explain these terms and list examples of it found in the texts we read. Continue to add on.\n4 tools to define characterization(character portrait that shows the understanding) physical appearance, select dialogue that represents essence of the character, what action is the character doing in the portrait, is he/she interacting with another character or in a certain atmosphere, and show irony/symbol/portrait of something about the characters that others think. For example&#x2026; \n
Prologue: Explains setting and scenery like an INTRODUCTION \n\nRead first 40 lines, then explain and split up into groups\nHand out Character Chart that group will fill out for their pilgrims then later during presentations they will fill out the other characters. \nThen Explain Project\n
-Devout churchman (only one)-Lives in poverty-Rich in holy thoughts and deeds-Pastor, practices what he preaches-Teaches sinners, doesn&#x2019;t scorn them\n
Middle Ages The Medieval Time Period 500-1500
The Middle Ages What do we think about when we hear the Middle Ages? What movies depict this time period that may jog your memory? http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=zH6U5y086hw&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=iGNpt7RlI_o
Life People lived in small communities that consisted of a castle, church, a village, and the surrounding farmland ruled by a Lord given to them by a King. Peasants were allowed to live on the manor in exchange for their work. Women were mostly conﬁned to household tasks or placed to ﬁght in
3 Classes/ Groups Feudal: Kings, Nobles, Lords, Knights Church Groups: Devoted life to church: Monks, Friars, Nuns City Groups: Peasants, Farmers, Millers & other occupations
Medieval Cathedral Catholic Churches Monks went to the monastery church eight times a day in a routine of worship. Why were they built? Most Famous Canterbury Cathedral
Pilgrimages Pilgrimages were an important part of religious life in the Middle Ages. Many people took journeys to visit holy shrines such as the Canterbury Cathedral in England. Canterbury Tales is a series of stories told by24 pilgrims as they traveled to the Canterbury Cathedral.
Geoffrey Chaucer “The Father of English Literature” 1340-1400 Born in London Held many jobs including Knight’s Secretary Philosopher Astronomer Author Diplomat (Government Official) Buried at Abbey’s famous Poet’s Corner
Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer Published 1478
The Canterbury Tales A long narrative made up of an introduction (“The Prologue”) and 24 stories/tales told by 30 pilgrims on their journey to Canterbury. These 24 stories are a mixture of legends, religious stories, fables, fairy tales, sermons, & romances. Wide variety of characters, stories, and narrations that contrast with other literature from this time period.
Frame Narrative Narrative: A type of writing that relates a series of events—written in verse. Frame Narrative: (A story within a story) A literary technique that inserts one or more small stories within the body of a larger story that encompasses the smaller ones. Modern Example: How I Met Your Mother http://movies.netﬂix.com/WiPlayer? movieid=70218481&trkid=3325854
Frame Narratives In Canterbury Tales the overarching frame narrative is the story of pilgrims traveling to the Canterbury Cathedral. While traveling the Pilgrims decide to have a storytelling contest. The individual stories told by the pilgrims who participate are frame narratives. We will read two of these; The Pardoner’s Tale and The Wife of Bath.
Pilgrims Chaucer uses Direct and Indirect characterization to portray Pilgrims Chaucer presents his characters by: Appearance: how they look & what they wear. (Direct) Examples of character’s speech, thoughts, and actions (Indirect) The responses of others to a characters (Indirect) The direct comments from narrator about the character (Direct)
Why Write? Criticism of English Society & Church Chaucer uses the tales and the descriptions of its characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society and the Church. Where do we see this in our own society and by who? What cliché’s about jobs do we have in our culture? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1BQPV-iCkU
Literary Terms/Devices Characterization- (indirect/direct) 4 tools to deﬁne characterization Physical Appearance What the characters say/think What the characters do (actions/interactions) What the narrator/other characters say about them. Paraphrase-A restatement of meaning from a text or passage using other words. Irony- A literary term referring to how a person, situation, statement, or circumstance is not as it would actually seem. Satire-A technique in which ideas, customs, behaviors, or institutions are ridiculed for the purpose of improving society
Prologue What is a Prologue? Original Text written in Middle English http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=QE0MtENfOMU Character Chart Project
Example: Pilgrim: Parson Page #: 153 Pilgrim’s job: Pilgrim’s appearance, personality, and behaviors. Which group from the Middle Ages are they in? (Feudal, Church, or City) A tangible item/prop that represents your character or something they may have brought with them on their pilgrimage. 1-2 lines that best describe your character, read aloud. State line number and page number.
Example: Does Chaucer (the author) like this pilgrim? How can you tell? Is he mocking or praising them? Explain using textual evidence. Also explain the Irony of your character that Chaucer highlights in their description and characterization. Physical Appearance--- What the characters say/think What the characters do (actions/interactions) What the narrator/other characters say about them.
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