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Published by Pub. for the Chaucer Society by K. Paul, Trench, Tru bner, and H. Milford, Oxford University Press [London] and New York in London .
Written in English


  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, -- d. 1400

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Edition Notes

Statementby John S.P. Tatlock.
SeriesChaucer Society. Publications. Second series -- 51.
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. .́, 77, [1] p.
Number of Pages77
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14624066M
LC Control Number87743414

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Summary and Analysis The Franklin's Prologue and Tale Summary. The Franklin interrupts the Squire's tale in order to compliment him on his eloquence, gentility, and courtesy. He compares the squire to his own son, who spends his time in reckless gambling with worthless youths. The Host is not interested and tells the Franklin to get on with his tale, which he does. I am always in awe at the vexed scene of emotional endurance and social pressure that Chaucer invokes in this early part of The Franklin’s Tale. Our overall point is that Chaucer allows us, simultaneously, to trace not only the dominant patterns governing how Dorigen experiences and performs emotion, but also the ways in which those performances break down, failing to register clearly to her friends (and . While the Franklin claims in his prologue that his story is in the form of a Breton lai, it is actually based on two closely related tales by the Italian poet and author Boccaccio. These appear in Book 4 of Il Filocolo, , and as the 5th tale on the 10th day of the Decameron. In both stories, a young knight is in love with a lady married to another knight. Chaucer drew on several sources (essentially Boccaccio’s Decameron) and resorted to the Breton lays as a genre he imitated in The Franklin’s Tale. Courtly love, magic and supernatural situations make up the expected framework of the tale claiming to be an apparently well-rounded lay. Yet the role played by binding agreements, contracts and consent in the tale alters the traditional Author: Martine Yvernault.

FRANKLIN'S TALE 5 1 "You have acquitted yourself well, like a gentleman." The y-on y-quit is a grammatical sign of the past participle. The meaning the same with or without the y-. 2 The original rhyme was yowthe / allowe thee. gentle / gentil3 For the concept of and gentleness / gentilesse", see Introduction above. The Link to the Tale of the SquireFile Size: KB. The Franklin Characters & Setting Characteristics of the Tale The Franklin's Tale Themes Quotes Categories "truth is the chief good in our keeping" Arveragus -> Dorigen Exemplifies a knight's value of honor, dignity, and truth. Arveragus knows that Dorigen has to keep her word to. The Franklin's Tale: from The Canterbury Tales [Chaucer, Geoffrey, Morgan, Gerald] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Franklin's Tale: from The Canterbury Tales › Visit Amazon's Geoffrey Chaucer Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and by: 2. The Franklin’s Tale, one of the 24 stories in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The tale told by the Franklin centres upon the narrative motif of the “rash promise.” While her husband, Arveragus, is away, Dorigen is assiduously courted by a squire, Aurelius. She spurns him but promises to.

Chaucer's The Franklin's Tale from the Canterbury Tales The Franklin’s Tale, one of the many stories comprising the Canterbury Tales, is one of Chaucer’s most celebrated and most contradictory works. This tale set in medieval Brittany narrates the uncanny marriage of the knight Arveragus and his lady Dorigen. "The Franklin's Tale" (Middle English: "The Frankeleyns Tale") is a short story in verse from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The story's narrator is a wealthy landowner. The story takes place in Britanny (sometimes referred to in the tale by its old Latin name of Armorica) and concerns the consequences of a rash promise. Dorigen is distressed, fearing that her absent husband. The Franklin labels his tale a Breton lay. For a contemporary definition of the genre see: Introduction to the Lai de Frein. Although the Franklin's Tale is a very unusual "Breton lay," it does have elements of romance (see esp. Derek Pearsall, The Canterbury Tales, London,   The Franklin's Tale - Audiobook - Geoffrey Chaucer - Read By Alex Foster The Franklin's Tale - Duration: Audio Books 4, views. The Pardoner's Tale - animated.