Chaucers Lessons in the Canterbury Tales

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Chaucerís Lessons in the Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucerís Canterbury Tales is a story of nine and twenty pilgrims traveling to Canterbury, England in order to visit the shrine of St. Thomas A. Becket. The General Prologue starts by describing the beauty of nature and of happy times, and then Chaucer begins to introduce the pilgrims. Most of Chaucerís pilgrims are not the honorable pilgrims a reader would expect from the beautiful opening …

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…to incorporate God in their everyday lives. Chaucerís style of writing, his use of stereotypes and counter stereotypes really helps the reader to think and learn the moral lessons the characters have not quite mastered. There are many lessons learned here just by the description of the characters, and most of the moral lessons and wit stems from the pilgrimís taking advantage of their trades whether it is a housewife or a pardoner.