Essay Topic 1
Explain the society in which Geoffrey Chaucer lived. What was the religious climate? What was the political and social climate?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one pilgrim. Summarize his or her tale in a sentence or two. What is the tone of the tale? What is the theme? How is this tale fitting with this particular pilgrim?
Essay Topic 3
Explain the role of the Narrator in The Canterbury Tales. Is he a reliable narrator? Why or why not? Is he effective in his role? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
Explain the role of the Host in The Canterbury Tales. How does he join the group's pilgrimage? Is he effective in his role? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 5
Define mood. Choose one tale and identify its mood. How is the mood expressed in the tale? How does the mood contribute to the overall tale?
Essay Topic 6
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