Canterbury Tales: Prologue PPT

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Reading Strategy p94
• Paraphrase the opening lines #1-12 that
introduce the subject of the poem.
Reading Strategy p94
• Paraphrase the opening lines #1-12 that
introduce the subject of the poem.
The narrator describes spring and people’s
awakened desire to go on pilgrimages.
Reading Strategy p95
• What does the narrator intend to do?
Reading Strategy p95
• What does the narrator intend to do?
The narrator plans to describe the people who
will undertake the pilgrimage.
Language History p95
• Chivalry comes from the French word cheval,
which is derived from the Latin word caballus.
A caballarius was a horseman; a chevalier was
a knight.
Literary Element p96 #1
• What qualities does the speaker admire in the
Knight?
Literary Element p96 #1
• What qualities does the speaker admire in the
Knight?
The speaker praises the Knight’s military success
and admires his bravery and sense of honor.
The Knight displays the qualities of chivalry to
perfection: truthfulness, generosity, courtesy,
wisdom, modesty, gentleness, and noble
grace.
Literary Element p96 #2
• How does the Squire’s character differ from
that of the Knight?
Literary Element p96 #2
• How does the Squire’s character differ from
that of the Knight?
Whereas the Knight is modest and soberly
dressed, his son the Squire is flamboyantly and
ostentatiously attired. In contrast to the
Knight, the Squire is frivolous and fond of
sensual pleasure.
Warm Up
• Put your homework in the IN BOX.
• Read Canterbury Tales lines 105-170 ( p97-99)
• Answer all questions at the bottom of the
pages.
• Complete character analysis for the Yeoman.
Reading Strategy lines 104-121
• What did you learn about the Yeoman in this
passage?
Reading Strategy lines 104-121
• What did you learn about the Yeoman in this
passage?
The Yeoman is wearing a green coat and a hood
and carries several weapons. He may be a
forester.
Literary Element #3, p97
• Read the side note about St. Christopher…
• Why is this saint a perfect match for
characterizing the Yeoman?
St. Christropher is the patron saint of foresters
and travelers and at this time the Yeoman is
both.
Viewing Art - top of 97
• Which of the characters in the painting match
the descriptions of the pilgrims in the poem?
• What mood is suggested by the pilgrims
expressions and stances?
Viewing Art - top of 97
• Which of the characters in the painting match
the descriptions of the pilgrims in the poem?
• What mood is suggested by the pilgrims
expressions and stances?
Literary Element #3 p97
• Read the side note about St. Christopher….
• Why is this saint a perfect match for
characterizing the Yeoman?
Literary Element #3 p97
• Read the side note about St. Christopher….
• Why is this saint a perfect match for
characterizing the Yeoman?
St. Christopher is the patron saint of foresters
and travelers and at this time the Yeoman is
both.
Warm Up
• If you could buy your way into heaven, how
much would you pay?
Answer in a complete sentence with an
explanation why.
Big Idea p98
POWER OF FAITH
-Does the Prioress conform to your conception
of a high-ranking member of the church?
Explain
Big Idea p98
POWER OF FAITH
-Does the Prioress conform to your conception of a
high-ranking member of the church? Explain
Answers may vary:
Students may say that she seems too wordly and
vain to be a devoted nun in a medieval abbey. She
also has an air of “phonyness/fakeness” about her
because she “counterfeits” her courtly grace.
Literary Element p98
CHARACTERIZATION
-What is your opinion of the Prioress’s “charity”
toward animals? Explain
Literary Element p98
CHARACTERIZATION
-What is your opinion of the Prioress’s “charity”
toward animals? Explain
She is kind to animals, which is good. (I like
animals) OR
She is being ironic, because Christian charity
applies to people, not animals. There is not
mention of her feelings towards the poor.
VOCABULARY p98
• What does SOLICITIOUS mean?
Hint: Adjective
VOCABULARY p98
• What does SOLICITIOUS mean?
Hint: Adjective
Full of concern.
Reading Strategy p99
Did you know…the brooch worn by the Prioress
is engraved with a saying “Love conquers all.”
-Why do you think the Prioress wears this
brooch?
-What does she want people to think about her
for wearing it?
-What might she privately think?
Reading Strategy p99
Did you know…the brooch worn by the Prioress
is engraved with a saying “Love conquers all.”
-Why do you think the Prioress wears this brooch?
-What does she want people to think about her for wearing it?
-What might she privately think?
The Prioress loves fine manners and small
animals; she likes appearing dignified and
elegant. A nun is expected to love God, the
poor, and so on. Perhaps the Prioress wants
people to think she is pious, but privately she
loves secular pleasure?
VOCABULARY
• What does PIOUS mean?
• What does SECULAR mean?
Warm Up
• Take out your Canterbury Tales Character
Analysis Chart.
QUESTION:
Which character do you identify with so far?
-Choose one character.
-Provide one reason why.
VOCABULARY
• What does PIOUS mean?
-religious
• What does SECULAR mean?
-non-religious
Viewing Art
During the Renaissance, many statesmen and
artists took up mapmaking as a hobby.
-What elements of this map make it more
personal and unusual than modern maps?
Viewing Art
During the Renaissance, many statesmen and
artists took up mapmaking as a hobby.
-What elements of this map make it more
personal and unusual than modern maps?
It includes characters in the foreground (front),
seals/emblems in the corners, earthy
vegetation, and three dimensional buildings.
L Literary Element
• Re-read the physical description of the monk
beginning on page 99.
• What do the details in this description reveal
about the Monk?
L Literary Element
• Re-read the physical description of the monk
beginning on page 99.
• What do the details in this description reveal
about the Monk?
He seems prosperous and fun loving, with an
affinity for opulence and worldly goods. He
does not seem too religious.
Reading Strategy p100
• Paraphrase the Monk’s philosophy on life in a
sentence or two.
Reading Strategy p100
• Paraphrase the Monk’s philosophy on life in a
sentence or two.
Mention: Monks worldliness and his flippant
dismissal of the austere rules of his monastic
order.
FLIPPANT : Not showing a serious or respectful
attitude: "a flippant remark".
Literary Element p100
• How does the Friar represent the corruption
in the medieval church?
Big Idea p 100
• How does the Friar represent the corruption
in the medieval church?
Big Idea p 100
• How does the Friar represent the corruption
in the medieval church?
The Friar accepts money and gifts for hearing
confessions absolving people of their sins
Do you think that practice is wrong?
Big Idea p101
• How does the Friar misuse his position and
power within the Church?
Big Idea p101
• How does the Friar misuse his position and
power within the Church?
The Friar thinks it is below his dignity to
associate with the poor. Yet he is eager to
please the rich, because he receives material
favors from them.
Viewing Art p101
Monks of this time were thought to be strict and
steadfast in their adherence to the rules of
their orders. Yet the monk in this story is
motivated by greed and the indulgences of
the modern world..
??? Does the monk in this picture reflect the
character in the story? Why or Why not?
Viewing Art p101
??? Does the monk in this picture reflect the
character in the story?
Why or Why not?
YOUR ANSWERS MAY VARY, make sure you use
the text in your response.
Literary Element #1 – p102
• How is the Merchant characterized as a
hypocrite?
Literary Element #1 – p102
• How is the Merchant characterized as a
hypocrite?
He uses his wits to present himself as a person
of wealth and eminence, but he is secretly in
debt.
Literary Element #2 p102
• How does the character of the Cleric contrast
with that of the Friar?
Literary Element #2 p102
• How does the character of the Cleric contrast
with that of the Friar?
Unlike the Friar, the Cleric is poor, honest, and
unwordly. He prefers reading philosophy to
wearing fine clothes and frequenting taverns.
He is a virtuous man of learning, in contrast to
the Friar, who is a corrupt hedonist.
HEDONIST: someone motivated by desires for
sensual pleasures.
Reading Strategy #1 p103
• What details the text support the view that
the speaker regards the Franklin as a “good”
pilgrim?
Reading Strategy #1 p103
• What details the text support the view that
the speaker regards the Franklin as a “good”
pilgrim?
Despite his wealth and love of pleasure, the
Franklin seems to have come by his riches
honestly and shows hospitality to everyone.
Reading Strategy #2 p103
• What motivates the Franklin?
Paraphrase lines 345-348
Reading Strategy p103
• What motivates the Franklin?
The Franklin lives for pleasure, with
gratification of the senses as his most
important goals.
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.
Worst Jobs in History
• Middle Ages jobs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZrE1mVcB2
k (part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPgkfxuyBg
M&NR=1 (part 2)
Vocabulary
• What does
ESTIMABLE mean?
• What does DISCREET
mean?
-Deserving esteem.
-Having or showing careful
judgment in speech or
action; prudent
Which character in the
story is estimable?
Why?
Which character in the
story is discreet?
Why?

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