Required reading: Tale, including the prologue. You will have a quiz and a SIFT will be due. This is the final tale we'll be studying. LRJ Assignment #4 on Scam Artists is also due next class.
In Class Today: We'll be discussing the following allusions and terms, which are important to understanding the next tale: The Canon Yeoman's tale:
The Philosopher's Stone
Nineveh (retell the biblical story in which Nineveh plays a central role)
Judas (retell his story as introduced in the Gospels)
Unit Exam - Friday (B1) / Monday (A3)
Canterbury Tales Final Exam will be Monday, March 10. We will review next class. Save your SIFT sheets. You will be able to use those on the exam.
Coming Soon -- Doctor Faustus
After we finish with the Canterbury Tales unit next week, we'll begin on our study of Elizabethan/Jacobean drama with a reading of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.
You are required to purchase your own copy of this play, but it must be the Signet Classics edition edited by Sylvan Barnet. I have 17 copies of the play if you want to purchase one from me ($5). Again, if you donate it back to the school you will receive 10 extra credit points. You will need your book next week.