The Canterbury Tales
What specific occupation does your character practice?
They ground grain brought that was brought to them by the by the citizens of the town. They would grind the grain into flour to make bread.
What does the need for this occupation tell us about the time period?
What was his or her social standing?
Most peasants were farmers, but the word applied also to the village blacksmith or cooper or miller.
What might your character's day to day day life be like?
They would start their day with setting up equipment to grind grain. He would also have clean the equipment regulary, eventualy they would sell there produce when they had enough.
What modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why?
Which lines in the prologue best describe is physical appearence?
"He wore a whitecoat with a blue hood and carried a sword and a small shield at his side."
Which lines describe his personality?
"He liked to prove how strong he was by wrestling other people wherever he went, and always won the matches.""He loved to talk, and could tell the best bar stories, most of them about sex and sin."
"He would steal corn and then sell it three times its worth."
Which specific words add to your understanding of the character's personality?
List at least 5 examples of spelling variations from middle to modern English.
Modern English: wrestling
2. Middle English: stout
Modern English: short
3. Middle English: braun
Modern English: muscular
4. Middle English: dore
Modern English: door
5. Middle English: towne
Modern English: town
What is Chaucer's opinion toward this character?
What specific lines or words tell you this?
"He would steal corn and then sell it for three times its worth."
"He loved to talk, and he could tell the best bar stories, most of them about sex and sin."
"He liked to prove how strong he was by wrestling other people wherever he went, and he always won the matches"