Read the Wife of Bath's prologue and tale and answer the prompts and questions is the document below.
- RE-read the Pardoner's description from the Prologue:
- Read the Pardoner's Prologue and Tale (use the search function on the left at http://canterburytales.org) Set the preferences for "Modern English" and select the "Tale/Secton" for the Pardoner's Prologue, then select the the Tale after.
- Do the attached worksheet as you read or after to demonstrate your understanding of the work (and prove you read).
- Turn in Canterbury Tale (Prologue Charts)
- Turn in your "Own Circle"
- Attached below....
Create 10 Modern Pilgrims, modeling Chaucer's use of detail to create an effective and realistic character who represents a segment of modern society, its values, and behaviors.
This is the assignment you were "warned" about! Using Dante's rules for sin and punishment, create your own circle of Hell.
You need to decide what the sin will be and the contrapasso. Who is there, in general and, if you like, specifically. Yes, you can name names.
Where, in Dante's framework does this level lie? Level 10? Level 3.2? You can add a level, push all levels down one to slip yours in, make a sub level, etc. But you have to justify why your level belongs there; why is it worse than the sins above and not as wicked as the sins below.
Note: This need not be from a religious standpoint, but from an ethical stand, just as Dante applied his personal morals (which, granted were based in his faith).
Due Monday. I'm looking for quality and demonstration of your understanding of Dante's rules and reasoning, as well as your own creativity.
The Pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales held jobs that were common in their day. Now, we are only passingly familiar with many of these roles. To understand the satire present in the Tales, it's important to know who/what these characters are SUPPOSED to be.
Look up the job description of the tasks/duties involved in the job/profession of each Pilgrim. A short, dictionary definition will not do (e.g.: Housewife- a woman who doesn't work and just stays home is WRONG. It doesn't describe what a housewife DOES do all day.) A modern equivalent is the difference between Clerk I, Clerk II, and Special Assistant. Each has specific job duties that Human Resources differentiates. For the first column of this chart, what is the job of each character? (e.g.: difference between a Priest, a Monk, a Friar, and a Parson, etc).
Later we will examine what the actual characters do in the Prologue and if they are a good or poor example of who/what they are supposed to be. We will also discuss Chaucer's satirical point.
Due November 1st (not a holiday after all!). The essay/project must demonstrate your understanding of the texts as a whole, not merely the plot or some small part of the plot.
First, we discuss how to do a formal outline.
Read the article "Seven Sins of Our Forced Education System" and outline the article
Discuss the article.
Discuss Circle 7: The Violent
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