Discuss one of the following in relation to one or more text(s): ambition; friendship; the court. The ‘Knight’s Tale’ in The Riverside Chaucer, ed. by L. D. Benson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988) – or later editions https://chaucer.fas.harvard.edu/pages/knights-tale-0 The ‘Wife of Bath’s Tale’ in The Riverside Chaucer, ed. by L. D. Benson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988) – or later editions https://chaucer.fas.harvard.edu/pages/wife-baths-prologue-and-tale-0 You can choose one topic, between ambition/friendship/court and decide to use only one or both of the texts above. Feel free to use as little/as many resources, as long as everything is appropriately cited.
To what extent is shapespeare’s Othello to blame for his downfall. Point 1: Misplaced Trust in Iago Point 2: Easily Exploitable Nature Point 3: Insecurity due to being an outsider in Venetian society
Assessment details Choose ONE character from the “Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer and subject it to a close reading. In other words, this assessment is asking you to examine closely (analyse), and comment on (reflect critically), Chaucer’s description of a particular character from the Prologue. The close reding should focus on any or all the following aspects of the character: descriptions of their face or body, voice, dress, behaviours, morality, attitudes and any other descriptive details you see as significant. Make sure you look carefully at the words chosen by Chaucer to describe the character and ensure that you identify why Chaucer may have used these particular words.