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satire

poking fun of ridiculing a subject to point out a flaw to inspire change
When done well, satire can change the perception of the subject which is being lampooned

2

verbal irony

something that somebody is saying
Difference between what you say and what you mean
When you use words that are intentionally misleading

3

situational irony

when u expect one thing to reasonably happen but another thing actually happens

4

dramatic irony

the audience knows something that the characters do not, or one character in the story knows something that another does not

5

frame tale

story within a story

6

When did the Norman question happen

1066 AD

7

Who were Edward the confessors 2 successors

William (duke of Normandy ) and Harold (earl of Wessex)

8

Why were the Norman if quests called that

Invaders came from Normandy a region in France

9

Who was crowned king of England on December 26 1066

William the conquerer first English Kimg crowned in Westminster abbey

10

What was feudalism

Political and economic system whcih established a heirarchy of powers between kings barons and peasants

11

What are barons

Nobles and lords

12

What was Henry 2 and Eleanor of Aquitaine major contribution

Code of chivalry

13

What was Richard I and John (his bro) major contribution

Signed Magna Carta which limited the power of kings

14

What was Henry 3 contribution

Created parliament which was council of nobles

15

What was Edward 1 major contribution

Established House of Commons and House of Lords

16

What did John Wycliffe do

Began movement to fight religious corruption. He was anticlerical and pro biblical

17

What was 2 things that ended the Middle Ages

The Black Death and Hundred Years' War

18

Who was the Hundred Years' War fought between and what did it end w

France and England, war of roses

19

What 3 things led to wealth no longer being tied to land ownership

1) growth of towns
2) increase in trade which was result of crusades
3)estlaiblishkent of guilds which set the price of goods

20

who is thomas becket

archbishop of canterbury, became strict in religioon and listened to the pope not henry

21

why did henry 2 appointment thomas becket as archbishop of canterbury

archbisop of canterbury = highest position religious in England
- the two of them were best friends, henry wanted him to do favors bc seperation of church and state

22

why was beckett kill

henry was angry with him for not cooperating w what he wants , didnt wnat him to be killed just frustrated, knights killed beckett on altar of canterbury cathedral

23

according to pilgrims to canterbury what happens to many fo them who visit the sight

if they visit beckett's grave, you will be rid of any ilnesses or troubles

24

the knight

very kind, chivalrous, puts others first and hardworking good christian

25

the squire

knight's son.
didnt take his role as warrior seriously, hoped to get girls
into the arts, performer

26

yeoman

attendant to squire. was just a servant but acted more proper than needed.

27

nun or prioress

madam eglantyne.
doesnt behave like a nun, shes sneaky and outgoing and doesnt put christianity first. good person but not good nun

28

monk

doesnt follow his rules of his vows, flashy, focused on hunting

29

friar

hubert
- begs for money for himself not poor. gave penance in exchange for $ fake and money hungry

30

merchant

acts wealthy but actually in debt. acts confident but really not, wants to look like he doing well