Questions regarding the Knights Tale and the Millers Tale

Identify the setting for the “Knight’s Tale.” 

  1. Where does the story take place?
  2. What sights, sounds, smells, tastes, or textures does Chaucer use to describe the setting?
  3. Is the setting realistic, or are there elements of magic, myth, or fantasy?


Who are the main characters from the “Knight’s Tale”? Identify the three main characters.

  1. When does the character appear in the story?
  2. How do they look? What kind of personality do they have?
    1. Identify two quotes per character from the text to support your answer to this question.
  3. What does the character want? Or, what problem does the character face?
  4. In the end, does each character get what they asked for? How? Does it make them happy or not?

Who are the main characters from the “Miller’s Tale”? Identify the three main characters.

  1. When does the character appear in the story?
  2. How do they look? What kind of personality do they have?
    1. Identify two quotes per character from the text to support your answer to this question.
  3. What does the character want? Or, what problem does the character face?
  4. In the end, does each character get what they asked for? How? Does it make them happy or not?

In the “Knight’s Tale,” do events occur exactly in order? 

  1. Does Chaucer use flashbacks?
  2. At what points in the story do we see skips in time?
  3. Are there any events that occur out of chronological order?

In the “Miller’s Tale,” do events occur exactly in order? 

  1. Does Chaucer use flashbacks?
  2. At what points in the story do we see skips in time?
  3. Are there any events that occur out of chronological order?

 
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