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Canterbury Tales Webquest & Bookquest

You are going to research background information about Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales. Anything not completed in class should be finished for HW.

- Use the links to answer the questions listed below. Save answers into your Home Directory. Print a copy for your notebooks.

- Please PARAPHRASE your answers rather than copying and pasting information.

You may type your answers directly into the document and print when finished.

1. Geoffrey Chaucer

1. What kind of writer was he?

2. What were the years of his birth and death?

3. Where was he from?

4. What was his “masterpiece”?

http://www.bartleby.com/65/ch/Chaucer.html

2. What is a pilgrimage? (You should already know this from our vocab. quiz.)

3. Define prologue.

http://www.webster.com (or other dictionary site)

4. Where is Canterbury?

What famous event happened there?

What are the goals of the many people who travel there on pilgrimages?

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Canterbury,-England http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/history/history.aspx

5. When were The Canterbury Tales written? In what language were they written?

• What are they about?

• What is a frame tale?

• What happens in the Prologue?

http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/canttales/gp/ http://www.librarius.com/cantales.htm 6. What were the “Three Estates” during the Middle Ages?

Estate =

1st = 2nd = 3rd=

How were women categorized?

The “___________________ estates” •…...

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