In this lesson, we'll go over the General Prologue to Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. We'll take a look at some of the most interesting pilgrims and establish the frame narrative for the rest of the work. Style and Structure. The key thing about Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is that it's a story . The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories built around a frame narrative or frame tale, a common and already long established genre of its period. Chaucer's Tales differs from most other story "collections" in this genre chiefly in its intense variation. Text - Sources - Historical context and - Reception. The Canterbury Tales are presented as a collection of tales or stories. Most are in verse, although a few are written in prose. A “General Prologue” opens the collection of tales. It introduces the tale-tellers and their host, and it explains the context in which the tales are being told.
Nearly a hundred years ago Thomas Wright recorded his opinion that "The general introduction to the Canterbury. Tales is one of the most perfect compositions. Helen Cooper's The Structure a/The Canterbury Tales has as its basis some important ideas. She views Chaucer's work as growing out of the literary and social. The structure of the Canterbury tales. Front Cover. Helen Cooper. Duckworth, - Language Arts & Disciplines - pages.
Structure of the Canterbury Tales. By: Helen Cooper Media of Structure of the Canterbury Tales. See larger image. Published: Format: Paperback. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer: PLOT STRUCTURE ANALYSIS. at Canterbury for his most popular work The Canterbury Tales. Canterbury Tales is a collection of tales written by the late fourteenth-century poet Geoffrey Chaucer. The tales are presented in a format of. Transcript of Social Structure of the Canterbury Tales. The Feudal System of the Middle Ages Clergy Peasantry Peasantry consisted of the.