For: ONLY periods 1, 2 & 3
Set-up: Each of you have read all of the “Prologue” of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”. As you’ve come to discover, the 20+ page segment serves to a) introduce each character (30, including the narrator) and b) introduce the ‘framework’ for a collection of stories told by each character.
- Select one of the 29 characters described by the narrator that most intrigues you.
- Explain why this character grabbed your attention.
- Use key descriptions (yes, line #’s are expected, too) to make your point.
- Finally, help the rest of us figure out what Chaucer is trying to say by his description. This should come in a final thesis (of sorts).
Length: 7+ sentences