Set 3 F - CanTales Key Facts

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Set 3 F - CanTales Key Facts

  1. 1. Key Facts Set III: MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE English Literature I ELT - IES Belén
  2. 2. FULL TITLE • The Canterbury Tales
  3. 3. AUTHOR • Geoffrey Chaucer
  4. 4. TYPE OF WORK • Narrative Poetry – Narrative collection of poems; character portraits; parody; estates satire; romance; fabliau • There are two tales in prose: – the Tale of Melibee – the Parson’s Tale
  5. 5. TIME & PLACE OF WRITING TIME • Around 1386–1395 PLACE • England
  6. 6. PUBLICATION DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION • Sometime in the early fifteenth century PUBLISHER • Originally circulated in hand-copied manuscripts • The first printing by Caxton in 1478, with a second corrected edition following in 1484
  7. 7. STRUCTURE Intro • The General Prologue Body • Twenty- four Tales Closure • Retraction
  8. 8. THE GENERAL PROLOGUE Lines Summary 1-18 Description of time and place 19-34 In Southwark, the Narrator meets a group of pilgrims at the Tabard 35-42 The Narrator establishes the purpose and the information he will state about each pilgrim 43-78 Description of the Knight 79-100 Description of the Squire 101-117: Description of The Yeoman
  9. 9. THE GENERAL PROLOGUE Lines Summary 118-162 Description of The Prioress 163-164 Introduction of The Second Nun and Three Priests 165-207 Description of The Monk 208-271 Description of The Friar 272-286 Description of The Merchant 287-310 Description of The Clerk
  10. 10. THE GENERAL PROLOGUE Lines Summary 311-332 Description of The Sergeant of the Law 333-362 Description of The Franklin 363-380 Introduction of The Haberdasher, Carpenter, Arras-maker, Dyer and Weaver 381-389 Description of The Cook 390-412 Description of The Shipman 413-446 Description of The Physician
  11. 11. THE GENERAL PROLOGUE Lines Summary 447-478 Description of The Wife of Bath 479-530 Description of The Parson 531-543 Description of The Plowman 544-546 Introduction of The Reeve, Miller, Summoner, Manciple and Pardoner, beside The Narrator 547-568 Description of The Miller 569-588 Description of The Manciple
  12. 12. THE GENERAL PROLOGUE Lines Summary 589-624 Description of The Reeve 625-670 Description of The Summoner 671-716 Description of The Pardoner 717-785 The proposal of the Host 786-811 The rules of the game 812-823 The agreement 824-860 Drawing of lots
  13. 13. THE PILGRIMS
  14. 14. “The General Prologue” NARRATOR SITUATION • 1st Person – an anonymous, naïve member of the pilgrimage, who does not describe himself POSITION • Objective – describes each one of the pilgrims as they appear to him
  15. 15. SETTING TIME • The late fourteenth century, after 1381 PLACE • The Tabard Inn • The road to Canterbury
  16. 16. Image Credits The Canterbury Tales First Page: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ew2IAn1hQQI/Tfvi8OZjpmI/AAAAAAAAIfs/vcKrhKvmP40/s1600/14_02.jpg Chaucer’s Portrait: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Geoffrey_Chaucer_-_Illustration_from_Cassell%27s_History_of_England_- _Century_Edition_-_published_circa_1902.jpg/488px-Geoffrey_Chaucer_-_Illustration_from_Cassell%27s_History_of_England_- _Century_Edition_-_published_circa_1902.jpg The Pilgrims: http://www.heritage-history.com/books/tappan/chaucer/front1.gif The Characters Map: http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/c/the-canterbury-tales/~/media/7C547E3EDE514597B9C4351C0662FCFD.ashx The Road to Canterbury: http://www.picresize.com/dl.php?i=rsz_road_to_canterbury_map.jpg
  17. 17. COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER Todas las imágenes, sonidos, videos y demás recursos multimedia y/o analógicos contenidos en este documento han sido recopilados de distintas fuentes y pertenecen a sus respectivos autores. Su inclusión aquí ha sido sólo con fines educativos y no se ha aspirado a obtener ningún rédito económico. Se permite la reproducción total o parcial del presente documento y sus adjuntos bajo los términos de las licencias Creative Commons: Atribución – No Comercial – Compartir Igual Prof. Dante R. ACOSTA

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