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
Now that we've met all of the pilgrims headed on Spring Break, let's start the stories they told!
We're beginning with 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?