Ladies and Gents we're moving onto our next tale...The Pardoner's!
This starts off with the Pardoner talking to the group of pilgrims about just how big of a con artist he is (not included in your book..sorry!). Now the Pardoner goes around talking about how money is the root of all evil yet he is extremely dishonest on that front! Ironic?! It is important to remember that pardoners sold pardons—official documents from Rome that pardoned a person’s sins. Pardoners also sold ‘holy relics’ which were artifacts that they claimed were the bones, body parts, scraps of clothing or personal belongings of saints and which held miraculous, curative powers. Although the pardoner was a role set up by the Church it became open to fraud and corruption and most relics were in fact made by the pardoners themselves!
Keep an eye out for a POP vocab quiz this week on the Knight's Tale!!!!!! Hint Hint...maybe Tuesday?!
Hope everyone had a great weekend! A BIG thank you to all of those that came out and supported the Juniors and Seniors at the snack bar during the football game! Our prom goal is almost met!
This week keep your eyes peeled for a possible POP vocab quiz on...... hmmmmmmm.....Tuesday?! ;-)
We're moving on to the next tale in The Canterbury saga- this one by The Knight! It is a simple story about friendship and courtly love. (Remember, courtly love is about "wooing" a woman who may or may not be available.) This particular tale is also chock full of Greek and Roman mythology. Here's a Who's Who to help you along!
Who was the fattest of King Arthur's knights? Sir Cumference!
I wonder if he got that way from eating too much Pi! LOL
First and foremost, your Quarterly Exam is tomorrow. Hopefully you utilized the study guide I gave you in class. Best of luck! Your Extra Credit is also due tomorrow- I hope many of you took advantage of this awesome opportunity!
This week we will finish meeting the rest of the crew traveling to Canterbury and begin the Nun's Priest Tale. Interestingly enough, the Nun’s Priest is not described in the Prologue. We will see from his story of Chanticleer that he is a witty, self-effacing preacher. The Nun's Priest's Tale starts off with a brief Prologue- the Knight asks that someone tell a tale that is the opposite of tragedy, one that narrates the extreme good fortune of someone previously brought low. The Host picks the Nun’s Priest, the priest traveling with the Prioress and her nun, and demands that he tell a tale that will gladden the hearts of the company members. Will it be a tale of good fortune? Stay tuned!
What day of the week do chickens hate the most?