Chaucer is generally considered not only the father of english literature, but also, often of the english language itself his works, especially the canterbury tales validated english as a language capable of poetic greatness, and in the process instituted many of the traditions of english poesy. Answer the questions on this printable worksheet and interactive quiz to test your knowledge of the background and history behind chaucer's the. Engl 252 dr debora b schwartz english department, california polytechnic state university backgrounds to geoffrey chaucer and the canterbury tales required background readings.
Information about chaucer's canterbury tales together with a story summaries, a glossary of chaucer's english, and articles about the characters and stories. Biographies, bibliographies, audio files, background information and essays about the canterbury tales: geoffrey chaucer wrote the canterbury tales,. Canterbury tales background september 15, 2007 above is a pilgrimage scene from a stained glass window in canterbury cathedral canterbury tales background. Complete summary of geoffrey chaucer's the canterbury tales enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of the canterbury tales and background.
The canterbury tales introduction geoffrey chaucer born around 1342 () father was a middle class wine merchant chaucer - voracious reader - spoke 4 different languages. Personal background geoffrey chaucer occupies a unique position in the middle ages about the canterbury tales character list summary and analysis the prologue. Chaucer powerpoint1016ppt geoffrey chaucer and the canterbury tales early life â€¢ born c 1340 â€¢ son of a prosperous wine merchant. Background on the canterbury tales 1 by geoffrey chaucerbackground on the canterbury tales 2 the canterbury talesa masterpiece of medieval literaturefictional tale of 29 pilgrims traveling to and from canterbury (to the shrine of st thomas a becket) frame story= a series of stories within a story. The canterbury tales is at once one of the most famous and most frustrating works of literature ever written since its composition in late 1300s, critics have continued to mine new riches from its complex ground, and started new arguments about the text and its interpretation chaucer’s richly.
As our class prepares to read geoffrey chaucer’s the canterbury tales, it is important that you gather background information about this text, chaucer, and the time period in which it was written. To provide context for 'the canterbury tales,' this lesson delves into important aspects of medieval english society we will discover how the. The canterbury tales: powerpoint presentation, ppt - docslides- the prologue review background info, social context, literary terms (frame tale, characterization, social commentary, allusion. The canterbury tales geoffrey chaucer born circa 1340 in london, england had many different jobs (public servant, royal service, esquire for king edward iii, poet.
In his prologue to the canterbury tales, geoffrey chaucer (c1340-1400) explains that april is the month when people get the idea of making a pilgrimage to canterbury to pay homage at the shrine of st thomas becket. Mrs billet canterbury tales /58 canterbury tales background september 15, 2007 above is a pilgrimage scene from a stained glass window in canterbury cathedral. Chaucer, lesson 1: historical context for the canterbury tales masulloenglishusn the canterbury tales by geoffrey chaucer - duration: 1:07:10. Mwchaucer and the canterbury tales background notes powerpoint - free download as powerpoint presentation (ppt), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or. 'the canterbury tales' by geoffrey chaucer (c1345-1400) was enormously popular in medieval england, with over 80 copies in existence from the 1500s.
Read expert analysis on historical context in the canterbury tales. Chaucer: historical context with analysis of ‘the manuscript of the canterbury tales, in the background despite all the dramatic instances. Learn canterbury tales background with free interactive flashcards choose from 500 different sets of canterbury tales background flashcards on quizlet. The canterbury tales (middle english: tales of caunterbury) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in middle english by geoffrey.
From the canterbury tales of england, down to canterbury they wend background in “the prologue” of the canterbury tales, a. Nestled in the heart of canterbury since 1988, our long-running and well-loved visitor experience encapsulates chaucer’s famous tales in an authentic and engaging way.