Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. As well as the complete text of the Wife of Bathr's Prologue and Tale, the student will find illustrated information on Chaucer's world, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words, and a wide range of classroom-tested activities to help bring the text to life. Guided by the suggestions for study and the wide range of helpful information, students will readily appreciate Chaucer's wit and sense of irony, his love of controversy and his delight in character portrayal.
Product dimensions: 4.84 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.51 (d)
Table of Contents
Introduction; What are The Canterbury Tales?; Chaucer's language; The Wife of Bath's contribution; The Portrait of the Wife of Bath (from the General Prologue); The Wife of Bath's Prologue; The Wife of Bath's Tale; The Tale she tells...; Chaucer's pilgrims; Pilgrims and pilgrimages; Geoffrey Chaucer; Marriage or virginity?; The status of women in the fourteenth century; The role of the church; Themes in The Wife of Bath; Glossary of frequently-used words