Chaucer. Canterbury Tales. “Summoner’s Tale.” Sick Thomas donates “gift” to be divided equally among friars; discussion of how to divide the gift, a fart.
Chaucer. Canterbury Tales. “Clerk’s Tale.” Response to “Wife of Bath’s Tale”: Patient Griselda. Marquis Walter marries, tests Griselda who submits to extremely harsh conditions.
Chaucer. Canterbury Tales. “Merchant’s Tale.” January-May marriage. May sports with a squire in a tree. Blind January’s sight is restored and he sees. May says she restored his sight by struggling with a man in a tree. January believes. Pluto vs. Proserpina. .
Chaucer. Canterbury Tales. “Squire’s Tale.” Medieval romance. Unfinished. Magical ring, brass horse, mirror, sword. Female falcon tells of desertion.
Chaucer. Canterbury Tales. “Franklin’s Tale.” Dorgen, Averagus, Aurelius. Rash promise is forgiven.