We're now beginning our unit on The Canterbury Tales. We'll be reading the "General Prologue" and five of the tales -- as listed on the CT unit page of the website.
Wife of Bath's Tale
Man of Law's Tale
Canon's Yeoman's Tale
Nun's Priest's Tale
For Friday/B1 or Monday/A3, your assignment is to read my introduction (see below) and the General Prologue. You will have a QUIZ over the material in my introduction download and the General Prologue. Be sure to know the various medieval genres as defined in the introduction. Each tale belongs to a specific medieval genre, and we'll be talking much about this during this unit.
Download: Introduction to the Caterbury Tales (DOC)
Character Data Sheet
The General Prologue is an introduction to the various characters who are going on pilgrimage to visit the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket in Canterbury. You will need to know the differences between these various pilgrims. In order to help with this, you will be completing a character data sheet. Drop-box before next class.
Assignment: Character Data Sheet (DOC)