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Quiz review (Canterbury Tales)


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Canterbury Test Review for Mr. Gilliand, English 4, 2016-17

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Quiz review (Canterbury Tales)

  1. 1. Quiz Review Characterization, Irony, Pardoner’s Tale, Wife of Bath, Federigo’s Falcon Mr. Gilliand – English 4
  2. 2. Characterization •Characterization is the process by which the writer creates the personality of a character. A character’s personality can be revealed through direct characterization and indirect characterization.
  3. 3. Direct Characterization •Direct Characterization: The author directly tells the audience what the personality of a character is.
  4. 4. Direct Characterization: An Example • Ed Johnson was confused as his boss explained the new engine diagnostic computer. The old mechanic hated modern electronics, preferring the old days when all he needed was a stack of manuals and a good set of tools.
  5. 5. Indirect Characterization • Indirect Characterization: The author implies the character’s personality, but leaves it to the reader to figure out the details.
  6. 6. Indirect Characterization: STEAL • Speech What does the character say? How does the character speak? • Thoughts What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? • Effects What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character? • Actions What does the character do? How does the character behave? • Looks What does the character look like? How does the character dress?
  7. 7. Indirect Characterization: An Example • “That Ed Johnson,” said Anderson, the head mechanic. He watched the old mechanic scratch his head in confusion as their boss explained the new engine diagnostic computer. “He hasn’t got a clue about modern electronics. Give him a good set of tools and a stack of yellowing manuals with a carburetor needing repair, and he’d be happy as a hungry frog in a fly-field.” • What do we learn about Ed Johnson? How do we know?
  8. 8. Characterization: Plickers • Let’s check your understanding…
  9. 9. Irony •Irony is a mismatch between what we expect and what actually happens. There are three types of Irony. •Verbal Irony •Situational Irony •Dramatic Irony
  10. 10. Verbal Irony •Verbal Irony occurs when what is said is the opposite of what is meant; (sarcasm is a form of verbal irony).
  11. 11. Verbal Irony: Examples •This locker room smells fantastic! •Great, another homework packet for the weekend! •Johnny fumbled the ball and, because of this, his team lost the game. His coach said to him, as he entered the locker room, “Great game, hero!”
  12. 12. Situational Irony •Situational Irony occurs when happens is the opposite of what can be reasonably expected to happen.
  13. 13. Situational Irony: Examples •I cannot go to school today because I have a math test to study for. •I just heard on the news that the fire station burned down. •My sister just updated her Facebook status; it says, “Facebook is a complete waste of time.”
  14. 14. Dramatic Irony •Dramatic Irony occurs when the audience or the reader knows something that the characters in a work of fiction don’t know. • Dramatic irony is used to create tension.
  15. 15. Dramatic Irony: Examples •A talented teenager wants the best of both worlds, living a normal teenage life by day, but hiding from her friends that she’s a globe-trotting rock star. (The audience knows, though; it’s hilarious!) •A lovesick young man tragically takes his own life when he discovers his true love is dead; unfortunately, the audience knows she’s not. 
  16. 16. Irony: Plickers… •Let’s check your understanding…
  17. 17. The Canterbury Tales •A Frame Narrative • A story (or multiple stories) within a story. • The entire set of stories has The General Prologue which introduces each of the characters (like the Knight, the Squire, the Yeoman, etc.) • Each tale has a prologue, like The Pardoner’s Prologue, which introduces the storyteller.
  18. 18. The Pardoner’s Tale • Characters • The Pardoner • Characterization • The Rioters • Characterization • Irony • Plot • Theme
  19. 19. The Wife of Bath’s Tale • Characters • The Queen • Characterization • The Knight • Characterization • The Old Hag • Characterization • Irony • Plot • Theme
  20. 20. Federigo’s Falcon •Characters • Monna Giovanna • Characterization • Federigo • Characterization •Irony •Plot •Theme