Ironic

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Prologue pt. II
Warm Up
• Describe the Woman/Wife of Bath in 2-4
sentences.
Reading Strategy p104
• What does the speaker say about he Cook?
-paraphrase lines 389-397
Reading Strategy p104
• What does the speaker say about he Cook?
-paraphrase lines 389-397
The Cook has many skills, such as boiling,
roasting, and baking. He also has an ulcer on
his knee.
Literary Element p104
• Given this information, how is line 105 ironic?
Ironic: the use of words to convey a meaning
that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
Literary Element p104
• Given this information, how is line 105 ironic?
Ironic: the use of words to convey a meaning
that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
The skipper misrepresents the speakers’
characterization by ignoring the “nicer rules of
conscience” when he executes his prisoners by
making them walk the plank.
Literary Element #2 p105
• What information in lines 435-454 about he
Doctor contradicts the characterization in line
432?
Literary Element #2 p105
• What information in lines 435-454 about he
Doctor contradicts the characterization in line
432?
Here again, the speaker is being ironic. The
Doctor can hardly be “perfect” when he enters
into lucrative drug deals with his apothecaries
and profits greatly from extorting wealthy
victims of the plague.
Cultural History 106 top
• Clothing Dyes – The Wife
of Bath’s hose “of the
finest scarlet red” were
not just impressive for
their color but for their
cost. Scarlet was an
expensive dye because it
was made from the dried
bodies of red beetles or
other red insects.
Big Idea p106
• How were traveling and religion linked in the
Middle Ages?
Big Idea p106
• How were traveling and religion linked in the
Middle Ages?
The religious journey, known as a pilgrimage,
was a key feature of Christianity in Medeival
England. The Wife of Bath exemplifies this
with her many pilgrimages.
Literary Element p106
• What qualifies the Wife of Bath as an expert
on love?
Literary Element p106
• What qualifies the Wife of Bath as an expert
on love?
She is an expert on love because “she’d had five
husbands, all at the church door.”
Literary Element p107
• How does this proverb contrast the Parson’s
character with that of other clerics, such as
the Monk and the Friar?
Literary Element p107
• How does this proverb contrast the Parson’s
character with that of other clerics, such as
the Monk and the Friar
The Parson believes that he should set a good
example for those to whom he preaches good
behavior.
Big Idea p107
• How does the Plowman demonstrate the
ideals of the Christian religion?
Big Idea p107
• How does the Plowman demonstrate the
ideals of the Christian religion?
The qualities mentioned by the speaker –
including honesty, generosity, and hard workmake the Plowman an ideal Christian.
Literary Element p108
• Given the characterization of the Miller, what
sort of tale would you expect him to tell when
his time comes?
Literary Element p108
• Given the characterization of the Miller, what
sort of tale would you expect him to tell when
his time comes?
The Miller will tell a tale full of “bawdy” humor.
Reading Strategy p109
• Paraphrase Chaucer’s description of the Reeve
in lines 603-698.
Reading Strategy p109
• Paraphrase Chaucer’s description of the Reeve
in lines 603-698.
FILL IN YOUR CHART
Literary Element p109
• What in the Reeve’s character might make him
chose to ride at the back of the group of
pilgrims?
Literary Element p109
• What in the Reeve’s character might make him
chose to ride at the back of the group of
pilgrims?
He is not very sociable OR he wants to keep an
eye on the others in the group because he is
suspicious by nature.

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