Flashcards in Pilgrims Deck (30)
Why was Chaucer's use of pilgrimage appropriate?
Because it brought all walks of people together
What month and season is the story set in?
April in the spring
How are people feeling towards the pilgrimage?
They are restless and eager
What is the location in which the story starts?
Tarbard Inn Southward, London
Who is the host of the inn?
Went on a pilgrimage to thank God for his victories in battle
Accompanied the knight, wore showy embroidered clothing, had less experience in battle, concerned more with appearance
Accompanied the knight, tan, trained in forestry, servant to the knight, experienced in wood craft, meticulous in the way he kept his arrows
Displays refinement, but probably wasn't, cares for animals but doesn't show a tender heart for humans
"She was schooled to eat so primly that from her lips no morsel fell"
Nun / Prioress
One of the ones Chaucer didn't satirize, nun's attendant and secretary
Rides a fine horse, dresses in expensive clothing, materialistic, hypocrite, eats a lot of fine good including roasted swan
Knows the taverns, musical, very self serving
Friar / Hubert
Not a very good businessman, never reveals the condition of his business, in debt, pompous, hid the fact that he was in debt
Spent money on books and learning, very smart, loved books and learning, didn't take care of himself
Shrewd, knew law very well
"None was so busy as he with case and cause and yet he seemed more busy than he was
Five husband, large hips, gals in her teeth
"Had 10 pounds of linen on her head"
Basically Christian, not satirized, loyal shepherded, good man, charitable, always patient
"If the gold rush, what will the iron do"
Worked closely with parson, honest
"He loved God with his whole heart all the while"
Rude, village cheat, loud, dishonest, use thumb to push down on scale, charged more than what was there
What was Chaucer's original plan?
To have 120 stories
Lived in comfort, had a wine cellar, studies philosophy of Epicurus
What are the jobs of the 5 guildsmen?
2) silver mountings on knives
Traveled with guildsmen, had an ulcer on his leg, good cook
Sailor, expert in all aspects of navigation, drinks, no honor, drowns all his prisoners, tan skin
Partner with druggist, prescribes and over charges for things people don't need, special love for gold, astrologist
False steward of a law school, clever to benefit, shrewd, also city cheat, went to a lawyer college
Major cheat, false steward of a country estate, private riches, and a temper
"His brows were scabby and black and thin his beard, his was a face little children feared"
Commissioned servant of the church, corrupt, gave false justice