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Title: Geoffery Chaucer


1
Geoffery Chaucer
  • The Facts

2
Basic Info
  • Born-1340 to1344
  • Died 1400 Oct 25
  • Married to Philippa Roet from 1361 to 1366
  • Buried in Westminster Abbey in the church (now
    named poets corner)
  • Had a monument erected in 1555

3
Canterbury Tales
  • Started writing Canterbury tales when he was in
    his early 40s
  • He died before he got to finish them
  • Wrote Canterbury between 1387 and 1400
  • Canterbury Tales is a Collection of stories

4
Canterbury Tales
  • His original plan was to have 4 stories for each
    character
  • The total would be 120 tales
  • The tales end only after 24 tales
  • They are written in Middle English
  • No one knows the order intended for the stories
  • There are a few clues as to the order

5
More Of Canterbury
  • Characters are knight, monk, prioress, plowman,
    miller, merchant, clerk, and an oft-widowed wife
    from bath
  • Some tales he wrote were- The Knights Tale, The
    Millers Prologue and Tale, the Wife of Baths
    Prologue and Tale

6
The Knights Tale
  • Thesus, duke of Athens imprisons Arcite and
    Palamon two knights
  • In prison the knights fall in love with Theseus
    sister-in-law, Emely
  • Arcite is freed but banished from Athens
  • He returns in disguise and is a page in Emelys
    chambers

7
Knights Tale continued
  • Palamon then escapes from jail and they fight
    over Emely
  • Theseus arranges a tournament between them winner
    gets Emely
  • Arcite wins but falls off his horse and dies
  • Palamon marries Emely

8
The Millers Prologue and Tale
  • Drunken Miller tells previous story to monk about
    carpenter named John
  • John thinks the second flood is coming
  • Nicholas persuades his landlords wife to sleep
    with him
  • A young parish clerk Absolon begs for a kiss from
    Alisoan, she sticks her butt out the window and
    he kisses it

9
Miller continued
  • Absolon runs and gets a hot poker goes to the
    window and asks for another kiss
  • When Nick sticks his butt out the window he farts
    and Absolon sticks him with the poker
  • Nick cries out making the carpenter cut the rope
  • He falls down and breaks his arm

10
The wife of baths prologue and tale
  • A young knight of king Arthurs court rapes a
    maiden!
  • To atone for his crime king Arthur sends him on a
    quest to find what women want most
  • An ugly old woman promises the knight that she
    will tell him the secret if he promises to do
    whatever she wants
  • together they go to king Arthur and his queen
  • The answer is correct

11
Other Sources
  • http//www.sparknotes.com/lit/canterbury/context.h
    tml
  • http//www.online-literature.com/chaucer/
  • http//www.online-literature.com/chaucer/
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