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"CANTERBURY TALES".

Examines pilgrims as individuals, satirical tools, symbols of vice & virtue, focusing on 'Reeve's Tale' & 'Franklin's Tale.'
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INTRODUCTION
Geoffrey Chaucer presents a broad portrait of life in his Canterbury Tales both in the depiction of the pilgrims themselves and in the characters in the stories the pilgrims tell one another to pass the time. One of his problems in shaping this lengthy project was a perceived need to achieve variety within a coherent and unified framework. He achieved unity first by means of his central premise--that these varied pilgrims were united on the road by their intention to reach Canterbury in the prescribed time and for a religious purpose. He achieved variety through his selection of the people to be on this trip, reflecting members of those segments of society which would be represented on such a journey, leavened at times with additional characters such as innkeepers and the like they would encounter on their

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