Questions tagged [the-canterbury-tales]

For questions regarding The Canterbury Tales, a collection of 24 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer. Use with the [geoffrey-chaucer] tag. If asking about a section written in verse, use with [poetry].

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Common reoccurring themes in The Canterbury Tales?

I'm currently reading The Canterbury Tales for school and I'm struggling to find a common reoccurring theme for the tales. More specifically the Wife of Bath and Prioress tales. I thought about ...
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Why is the Reeve's hair cut like a priest's?

In the general prologue of The Canterbury Tales, we're introduced to the character of the Reeve. The Reeve is described as having his hair cut like a priest's: His berd was shave as ny as ever he ...
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What are the differences and similarities between the role of female “sovereignty” in Lanval and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”?

I would like to know the specific differences and similarities and some examples for me to better understand the differences and similarities.