The Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400) Middle English Major Literary Work

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> The Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400) Middle English Major Literary Work </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> The Canterbury Tales </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Symbols Springtime </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Symbols Clothing </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Symbols Physiognomy </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> The Tale The Narrator </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> The Tale The General Prologue </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> The Tale The Knight </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> The Tale The Wife of Bath </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> The Tale The Squire </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> The Tale The Pardoner </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> The Tale The Prioress </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Themes The Pervasiveness of Courtly Love </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Themes The Importance of Company </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Themes The Corruption of the Church </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Technique Romantic Adventure: Like the knights and the squires tale Fabliaux: a short metrical tale, usually humorous. Saints Biographies Animal Fables: short tales to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters. Religious Allegories: representations of abstract or spiritual meanings through concrete or material forms. Sermon </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Tone Pious and moralistic tales (earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations) Indecent and vulgar sexual farces (ridiculous situations in which everything goes wrong) Fabliaux: A younger wife has an affair with a man with a flexible social status (The Millers Tale) </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Norman Wife King Ethelred (1002) Before The Norman Conquest Edward 1066 </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> William The Norman Conquest EdwardGodwin Harold 1066 </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Political aspects in ME period Feudalism = unfair &amp; out of date laws and customs Lords,Vassals,Fiefs </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> William the Conqueror (King) Lord John (Kings vassal) Knights (Lords vassals) 20 manors as fief One manor </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Political aspects in ME period The Hundred Years War England VS. France Edward III 1337 1453 116 years </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Political aspects in ME period Edwardian war Carolinian war Lancastrian war The Hundred Years War Joan of Arc (1429) </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Political aspects in ME period The Black Death </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Political aspects in ME period The Peasant Revolt </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Political aspects in ME period The Crusades </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> Political aspects in ME period Magna Carta </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> Political aspects in ME period Restoration and Reformation </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Political aspects in ME period Restoration and Reformation </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> The Main Influences in the ME Period French First Stage (before 1250): Only 900 words French Nobility: baron, noble, servant Literature: story, rhyme The church </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> The Main Influences in the ME Period French Second Stage (after 1250): Upper Class started to use English Government: crown, empire, traitor, treason Rank: prince, princess Feudal System: vassal, manor Church: religion, sermon, baptism Rank: clerk, friar, hermit Courts: crime, sue, accuse, innocent, just </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> The Main Influences in the ME Period French Second Stage (after 1250): Army: army, enemy, battle, combat Social Life: attire, cape, gown, Colors: scarlet, blue, brown Stones: pearl, sapphire, diamonds English table: dinner, supper, salmon sugar, biscuit Domestic Life: chair, couch Art: tragedy, romance, poet </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> The Main Influences in the ME Period Old English expanding vocabulary by using prefixes and suffixes prefix for-: forhang, forcover, forbar forget, forswear prefix with-: withdraw suffix red: hatred, kindred suffix dom: kingdom and freedom. </li> </ul>