Examine "The Wife of Bath's Tale" for social and moral commentary on the role of women.
How can one's personal wealth change one's social or legal status?
1) Discussion on widows, wealth, and power in medieval English society.
2) Read "The Wife of Bath's Tale" in British Literature, pages 134-148.
3) Answer questions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 on p. 149. These questions are DUE on Wednesday.
Practice Socratic dialogue.
Review the plot summary of "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
Create study questions from England in the Middle Ages seminar.
List the plot sequence of "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
1) Practice Socratic dialogue by reviewing the plot sequence of "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
2) In groups, create study questions based off the lecture given by Principal Thompson. You must create six questions total - 2 easy, 2 medium, and 2 difficult. Of the six questions, two must be either short answer or essay prompts, and two must make a connection between the literature and the historical context.
Engage in a Socratic dialogue on the changes in gender roles.
What, if anything, has changed in attitudes toward women and gender roles? Is it harder to be a woman or a man?
1) Socratic dialogue on the following topic: How men and women relate or should relate to each other; What women want; Who has it harder, men or women.
2) Students will take notes and respond in writing during the Socratic dialogue. These notes and responses are DUE at the end of class.
Find and evaluate direct and indirect characterization in The Canterbury Tales.
Read "Literary Element" on p. 124 in British Literature. Write down and explain one example of direct characterization and one example of indirect characterization for your Canterbury pilgrim.
1) Identify one direct and one indirect characterization for at least four of the pilgrims listed below.
2) Explain the tone of each charactreization. Decide if each is poistive, negative, or neutral in tone, and justify the claim.
Wife of Bath
Any other single character