Short Questions and Answers of ‘Prologue to the Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer 3

Why are the showers of April sweet?

In Europe the month of April is pleasant and beginning of spring season. So, the poet says it the showers of April sweet.

Why is Chaucer called the father of English Poetry?

Chaucer was the first who had written poetry in English language. Before Chaucer there were different dialects but Chaucer used one and gave it worth and made it a language.


 

Short Questions and Answers of ‘Prologue to the Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer 2

Name some important characters in ‘The Prologue’?

The important characters are the host, the village parson, the knight etc.

List the ecclesiastical characters in ‘The Prologue’?

The ecclesiastical characters are Prioress, nun, priest, Friar, monk, the village parson, the summoner and pardoner.

What are some of the places where the Knight has fought?

Knight has fought in Christendom and heathen lands, Alexandria, Prussia, Lithuania and Russia, Granada, Lyes, Attalia and Turkey.

What is the actual name of Prioress?

The actual name of Prioress is Madame Eglantine.

Do you like anything special in Chaucer’s description of the Prioress?

Chaucer specially described the manner of eating, her speaking in French and her forehead.



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What is the important about the fact that ‘The Prologue’ is set in the month of April?

In Europe the month of April is pleasant and beginning of spring season. Spring is symbol of the creation of new lives. So, “The Prologue” is set in the April.

Who was St. Thomas A. Becket?

St. Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury and he was murdered by King Henry II’s knights. Because he refused to give the monarchy power over the church.

 

What is Chaucer’s contribution to English Literature?

Chaucer found English a dialect and left it a language. He gave the new shape to verse and rise to drama. He is also called the grandfather of English novel.

Which dialect did Chaucer use for his poetry?

In Europe four prominent dialects were used Southern, Northern, Midland and Kentish but he used the East Midland dialect in his poetry.

What is the purpose of ‘The Prologue’?

The Prologue” has dual purpose first to reveal the characters for story and second it is satire on the contemporary society of Chaucer.



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