Medieval England: The Canterbury Tales
Fictional accounts of a period, even oneâ??s dripping with satire, help us to better
understand the culture of the time. Read â??The Knightâ??s Tale,â? â??The Millerâ??s
Tale,â? and â??The Tale of the Wife of Bath,â? in Chaucerâ??s Canterbury Tales.
Using Canterbury Tales (as your main source of knowledge) along with the textbook (western civilization by JUDITH G. COFFIN),
make an argument to answer the following question:
What role did the church play in the daily lives of the medieval public?
Where these characters truly concerned about religion above all else during
the spiritual pilgrimage described?
(Choose a very specific aspect of the role of religion and focus your argument around
You will need to footnote all information
except that which comes from lecture or your own mind.