History Literature / TheCanterburyTales

11th Feb '18 2:34:03 AM Anorgil
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* AnachronismStew: The description of the knights' and soldiers' weapons (e.g. axes, maces) and armor (e.g. Prussian shields) in the Knight's Tale is reminiscent of medieval Europe even though the story allegedly takes place in ancient Greece.
6th Feb '18 7:28:49 AM Anorgil
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* AssShove: In the Miller's Tale.

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* AssShove: In With a [[RumpRoast hot poker]] in the Miller's Tale.
6th Feb '18 7:26:51 AM Anorgil
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** After praying to Mars for victory in his fight with Palamon, and then winning that fight, Arcite makes the mistake of gloating about it, as if he had won without any help from a god of war. The gods, of course, did not take kindly to that...

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** After praying to Mars for victory in his fight with Palamon, and then winning that fight, Arcite makes made the mistake of gloating about it, as if he had won without any help from a god of war. The gods, of course, did not take kindly to that...
6th Feb '18 7:26:02 AM Anorgil
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* FatalFlaw: In the Knight's Tale, Arcite's flaw was {{Pride}}; in the Pardoner's Tale, the three rioters' flaw was greed.


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** After praying to Mars for victory in his fight with Palamon, and then winning that fight, Arcite makes the mistake of gloating about it, as if he had won without any help from a god of war. The gods, of course, did not take kindly to that...
30th Dec '17 10:39:13 PM DustSnitch
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-->--Geoffrey Chaucer, ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' - Prologue in Middle English

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-->--Geoffrey Chaucer, ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' ''The Canterbury Tales'' - Prologue in Middle English
26th Dec '17 9:08:02 PM DustSnitch
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[[caption-width-right:300:Are we there yet?]]
[[caption-width-right:300:I know a shortcut!]]
[[caption-width-right:300:My saddle chafes.]]
[[caption-width-right:300:If I tell you a story, will you all ''shut up?'']]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Are we there yet?]]
[[caption-width-right:300:I
yet?\\
I
know a shortcut!]]
[[caption-width-right:300:My
shortcut!\\
My
saddle chafes.]]
[[caption-width-right:300:If
\\
If
I tell you a story, will you all ''shut up?'']]
24th Dec '17 11:54:32 PM Anorgil
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* DeathByMaterialism: The three rioters in the Pardoner's Tale kill each other over a bag of gold.



* ExactWords: In "The Pardoner's Tale", the protagonists are told that they can find Death under the oak tree. After killing each other over the gold they find at the oak tree, they do indeed find Death.

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* ExactWords: In "The Pardoner's Tale", the protagonists are told that they can find Death under the oak tree. After [[KillEmAll By killing each other other]] [[DeathByMaterialism over the gold they find at the oak tree, tree,]] they do indeed find Death.
24th Dec '17 11:42:31 PM Anorgil
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* KillEmAll: In the Pardoner's Tale. Fittingly enough, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor they were all trying to find death.]]
20th Dec '17 9:12:34 PM CassandraLeo
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''The Canterbury Tales'' is a collection of short stories written in Late [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish Middle English]] by Creator/GeoffreyChaucer in [[TheLateMiddleAges the late 14th century]] about a group of travellers on a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral[[note]]Same guy who was murdered in Creator/TSEliot's ''Theatre/MurderInTheCathedral''[[/note]]. To pass the time on what was then a journey of several days, they decide to hold a storytelling contest where each pilgrim will tell two tales on the journey to Canterbury and two tales on the return trip. Originally, Chaucer was going to write [[DoorStopper all 124 tales]], but was [[AuthorExistenceFailure only able to finish 24 before his death in 1400]].

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''The Canterbury Tales'' is a collection of short stories written in Late [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish Middle English]] by Creator/GeoffreyChaucer in [[TheLateMiddleAges the late 14th century]] about a group of travellers on a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral[[note]]Same guy who was murdered in Creator/TSEliot's ''Theatre/MurderInTheCathedral''[[/note]].''Theatre/MurderInTheCathedral'', and also the target of Henry II's possibly apocryphal cry, "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome [or turbulent] priest?"[[/note]]. To pass the time on what was then a journey of several days, they decide to hold a storytelling contest where each pilgrim will tell two tales on the journey to Canterbury and two tales on the return trip. Originally, Chaucer was going to write [[DoorStopper all 124 tales]], but was [[AuthorExistenceFailure only able to finish 24 before his death in 1400]].
8th Sep '17 12:25:39 PM reconditarmonia
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* BuffySpeak: No, really. Chaucer used "I guess" in the modern sense:
-->"Of twenty year of age he was, I guess."
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