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During this direction, Wheaton university professor Michael D.C. Drout discusses the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Professor Drout examines Chaucer's inventive variety and use of language, in addition to his position in English literature.

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The Knight, the highest-ranking pilgrim, intervenes and smoothes over the quarrel. Why the Pardoner does what he does, why the Host reacts as he does, and what Chaucer thought of the problem of an evil man telling a noble tale are all important interpretive challenges. The Canterbury Tales: “The Shipman’s Tale” Most scholars think that “The Shipman’s Tale” was written to be told by the Wife of Bath but was then given to the Shipman after Chaucer wrote a more appropriate tale for her. “The Shipman’s Tale” is about the power of money.

Clever Japes . . . . . jests, pranks Kan . . . . . . know Kinde . . . . . nature Likerous . . . . desiring, lustful Moot . . . . . may Newfangelnesse . novelty Privetee . . . . secrets, private parts Queynte . . . . pleasing (also slang for female genitalia) Sentence . . . . meaning Sikerly . . . . certainly Solaas . . . . . enjoyment, comfort Soothly . . . . truly Swynk . . . . . work, have sex Tredefowel . . . copulating rooster Wende . .

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