He prefers books of Aristotle’s philosophy to rich clothes and fiddle. His speech is full of moral virtue and it is very fascinating for people to listen to him. This clerk prays for those who help him and give him money for education. Geoffrey Chaucer depicts a student as a very serious person, who is respected by others, speaks when it is needed, and prefers intellectual enrichment to wealth and entertainment. So this is the first picture of medieval students that we can take from Canterbury Tales.
Geoffrey Chaucer spent most of his life doing what he should not have done: jump between social classes. In a time of almost no social climbing and escaping one’s class from birth, the author toed the line between the nobility and the common laypeople through his work in the King’s personal household and a customs agent for the port of London. Born into the newly-emerged beginnings of a middle class, his occupations gave him unparalleled access to those he should not have had access to. Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales acts as an in-depth study of British social classes in the second-half of the 14th century. With quite the cast of characters, ranging from the Knight to the Cook and the Wife of Bath, all tied together by religious piety— a guise for some, true passion for others— Chaucer reveals the inner workings of each pilgrim.
Comparing modern individuals to the characters in novels written years ago, one notices that people never change. Humans from hundreds and even thousands of years ago conversed with one another, told jokes, made up stories, and expressed feelings in ways that are very similar, if not the same, to the behaviors of humans today. In The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer provides the audience with an inside view of the different people they may have encountered on a pilgrimage within the years of 1066 A.D. to 1485 A.D. These years mark the expanse of the Medieval Period. As the audience gets to know the characters in the novel, they recognize characteristic traits they may see in their friends, family, peers, coworkers, and strangers.
Using of Satire ( “ Chaucer’s use of satire to reach intended audience”) Chaucer “The father of english” was a great author and continues to raise question still today Amy Midden excalimes “The “Canterbury Tales” is considered to be one of the greatest poetic works in English” (Midden). Which still stand to be very true this day. In the “Canterbury Tales” Chaucer uses satire in many different ways throughout his story to reaches out to others and says what he is thinking and or believes through others. Chaucer disagrees with many things that are set in stone during his time, being the 1300’s, but rather there is no safe to say what he is thinking and go against the “laws of life” during the 1300’s because he will get jacked for doing so. Chaucer decides that during a trip he is taking to write down the stories of others, he doesn’t use their actual names but rather makes fictional characters to tell each story in the “Canterbury Tales” The three main things that Chaucer disagrees with during his time is the church, patriarchy, and lastly class nobility.
Many examples are seen in the story that express irony and most characters seem to be taught a lesson. Irony is a crucial part of the Canterbury Tales, and Chaucer's creative use of this literary device does a lot to provide this book with a definitive status. Chaucer has grasped the techniques required to put his points across and subtle irony and satire
Chaucer’s satire is mainly directed against religious corruption. Carolyn Dinshaw wrote in her book “Sexual Poetics” that “If feminism has a contribution to make to Chaucer studies…it is…that it enables us to see the full significance of what is already there in his text…so simple a fact as that the Canterbury Tales…contains not a single example of the story-type that embodies its deals in the central figure of a male character or male hero.” Chaucer explored the relationship between the control of language and masculine power in the patriarchal society. He has a strong control on his vocabulary. He use humor and satire for men and discussed the women of that time in ironical way and used humorous exaggeration as well. Religion had a strong control over minds and souls of the people in Chaucer’s age.
Questions of puns in Chaucer are not always undecidable, nor need their existence be dependent solely on critical ingenuity or moral delicacy”(Dane). There are three main issues Chaucer sees issues with and uses satire to expose these social issues to the common people. Geoffrey Chaucer uses satire in the Pardoner 's Tale to explain his issue with the churches hypocrisy. "The Pardoner 's Tale" works on a similar comic device, of bad people unwittingly participating in their own downfall. The story itself has a surprise, ironic ending, as the man who prepared poisonous drinks is stabbed and the men who did the stabbing
Geoffrey Chaucer was an author, known as the father of English poetry for his recognition in all his literary works. He wrote the Canterbury Tales, which are multiple stories composed into one to create a form of poetry. "The Pardoners Tale" is the most recognized work of art he put together out of these multiple stories. The story is told in first person, which makes use of the story to lecture against the individuals who are ignorant, and profane. In this short tale about eagerness, but also death, Chaucer uses three forms of figurative language such as irony, personification, and symbolism to tell a story of three rioters.
Last year, Colin Kaepernick, an American football player did not stand up for the flag of America in the beginning of a game. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," he protested. In The Misfits, a book we’re reading currently in English class, a character named Addie had a similar protest with Colin Kaepernick, where she decided to not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. I support Colin and Addie’s protest, because the police shootings are becoming a huge problem each year, and many different people are gradually supporting Colin. I support Colin Kaepernick because the police shootings are getting worse each year.
In the late fourteenth century, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote an incomplete collection of tales told by twenty-nine people on a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket in Canterbury, England. These tales have become known as The Canterbury Tales. The group of pilgrims in these tales ranged in rank and nobility as well as personality and occupation. Before commencing on their journey from the Tabard Inn, the Host, Harry Bailey, proposed an idea to make the trip to Canterbury more amusing and enjoyable. His suggestion was each member of the party tells two tales each way on their journey.