Christianity and The Canterbury Stories in Medieval Britain.

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English Events of the Early Medieval Period. 1066: Saxons crushed at Hastings by Normans1073: Canterbury turns into England\'s religious center1170: Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is killed by King Henry II\'s men1386: Chaucer starts composing The Canterbury Tales . Political Atmosphere in Medieval England.
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Christianity and The Canterbury Tales in Medieval England Sr. Amelia Breton & Ms. Michele L. Hanna

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British Events of the Early Medieval Period 1066: Saxons vanquished at Hastings by Normans 1073: Canterbury turns into England\'s religious focus 1170: Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is killed by King Henry II\'s men 1386: Chaucer starts composing The Canterbury Tales

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Political Atmosphere in Medieval England Introduction of the French political and monetary arrangement of feudalism as an aftereffect of the Norman attack King - focal point of government Lords/Overlords – landowners that owed military support of the King Barons/Vassals – sublet arrive from Lords Knights – given littler houses by noblemen in return for military administration Commoners or serfs - the least class of Medieval society gave the physical work to the land in return for nourishment and security Geoffrey Chaucer\'s The Canterbury Tales consolidates every principle level of Medieval society – the Church, the Court, and the average citizens

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Social Atmosphere in Medieval England Chivalry – code of chivalrous conduct Three beliefs: God King Lady A time of social refinement through the disclosure of extravagances from colorful terrains The establishing of Oxford and Cambridge offered ascend to an expanding of scholarly skylines Life is based on the mansion

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Religious Atmosphere in Medieval England During medieval times the congregation was the fundamental concentration of group life. The Parish Priest was doled out by the estate and was obliged to keep up the congregation and give neighborliness to explorers. The cleric was an ordinary person by birth. Serfs were not permitted to wind up clerics since they were attached to the land.

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Parish Income The cleric earned his living from the salary for ward lands, expenses for administrations, and the tithe cash. Tithing was required and it was partitioned between the cleric, the congregation support, poor people, and the diocesan. Laborers had minimal expenditure so they paid with what they delivered; seeds, grain, and so forth

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The Church\'s Wealth The congregation had extraordinary control over the general population. The laborers worked for nothing on the congregation arrive. What the congregation gathered was kept in tithe stables where a considerable measure of the put away grain would be eaten by rats. In the event that the laborers neglected to tithe they were told by the congregation that their souls would go to Hell.

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Church\'s Wealth Continued People needed to pay for submersions, relational unions and internments. This is one reason why the congregation was so affluent. This photo now an exhibition hall, was a tithe horse shelter in Kent.

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Monks\' Faults and Contributions In the 12 th and 13 th hundreds of years there were numerous religious communities where friars or nuns carried on with a straightforward existence of petition and work. They were reprimanded for their laxity and association in common issues. Ministers printed and saved many books. They kept antiquated writing at times at an extraordinary cost to themselves.

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1170: Murder of Thomas a Becket 1073: Canterbury Cathedral turns into England\'s religious focus Henry II named his companion Thomas a Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury Henry delegated Becket trusting that he would neglect a portion of the King\'s misuse of force When Becket did not oblige the King, some of Henry\'s more enthusiastic knights killed Becket in the church at Canterbury with a specific end goal to make amends for Becket\'s murder, Henry made a journey, a heavenly adventure, to Becket\'s tomb at Canterbury Thereafter, a journey to Becket\'s place of worship at Canterbury turned into a typical English method for demonstrating religious commitment Geoffrey Chaucer, in The Canterbury Tales, utilizes the vehicle of the journey to unite individuals from the 3 fundamental fragments of Medieval society

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Geoffrey Chaucer 1343? - 1400 In his own lifetime he was viewed as the best artist, and he is as of now considered, by many, second just to Shakespeare in accomplishments He started as a page for one of King Edward III\'s family units, served in the armed force and held key government positions all through his lifetime He wedded a woman in-holding up to the Queen He started to write in his twenties and kept on doing as such for whatever is left of his life He was the principal individual to be covered in what is presently the Poet\'s Corner of Westminster Abbey

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The Canterbury Tales: Facts Written in Middle English verse It is a casing story – a story that incorporates, or edges, another story or stories Chaucer\'s casing is the journey, which he initially arranged as a round trek however stays deficient Within this casing are 24 singular stories the pioneers let it know is a progression of verse stories told by various explorers, from many strolls of life, on their journey to St. Thomas a Becket\'s place of worship at Canterbury Cathedral It is the most precise portrayal of the life and estimations of individuals in Medieval 14 th Century England

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Satire in The Canterbury Tales Satire – composing that demonstrates the imprudence or wickedness of something using mind and funniness; an artistic gadget utilized to derision open or private misuse Chaucer utilizes parody to criticize the corruptness of the Church in England in the Medieval Period

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The 5 Main Religious Characters in The Canterbury Tales Prioress - the pious devotee positioning just underneath the abbess in a convent During the Medieval Period, this position was normally purchased by ladies of the respectability Monk – religious men that disengaged themselves from society to perform religious and scholarly obligations Friar – a part of the pastorate that used to ask for the poor Most ministers were degenerate and encompassed by embarrassment in the Middle Ages Pardoner – one who offers ecclesiastical acquittals which were accepted to take some time off of one\'s stay in Purgatory There was a pandemic of ill-conceived pardoners Parson – a minister in a rustic town Considered the base of the social step

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The Prioress She is the principal character to be delicately ridiculed in light of the fact that she does things that nuns shouldn\'t do At the time, nuns shouldn\'t go on journeys She dresses stylishly and nuns should dress conservatively "Her cover was accumulated seemlily" Her peculiarities (the way she talks, eats, and so on) are normal for the honorable class She had "a cultured sort of beauty" Overall, she is tenderly caricaturized in light of the fact that she is defiant in matters of train and not moral matters

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The Monk He is additionally tenderly parodied on the grounds that he is careless of train yet not of good matters He considers the tenets for ministers antiquated and out-dated He "took the present day world\'s more roomy way" and "the Rule … he had a tendency to overlook" He is a seeker, in any case, friars are not permitted to chase "seekers are not sacred men" He is on a journey but rather friars were gathered stay in isolation at their cloister He didn\'t trust that "a friar uncloistered is a negligible Fish out of water" He dresses extravagantly yet friars should dress the same, in moderate attire "his sleeves were embellished at the hand With fine dim hide, the finest in the land"

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The Friar Strongly mocked on the grounds that he is degenerate and conflicts with profound quality He just hears the admissions of the rich so he can charge them furthermore utilize their admissions as justification for future extortion By just managing "with the rich" a "benefit may happen" He takes part in conduct unfit of a Friar "He knew the bars well in each town" He keeps, for himself, a large portion of the cash he gathers for the poor He brings home the bacon

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The Pardoner Also firmly ridiculed for detestable conduct He is an ill-conceived pardoner who gets rich by offering fake religious relics and exculpations to those needing to make up for their transgressions "His wallet lay before him on his lap, Brimful of absolutions originate from Rome all hot" Even Chaucer\'s physical depiction of him is brutal "In driblets fell his locks … like rodent tails" He even offers fake relics to "poor up-nation parsons" who are individual priests

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The Parson He is a genuine shepherd of the general population in his poor provincial group He is thought to be at the base of the religious stepping stool, notwithstanding he is at the apex of the otherworldly step He was poor yet "rich in blessed thought and work" He, dissimilar to alternate religious figures in grandiose positions, has confidence in every one of his lessons and tails them He "really knew Christ\'s gospel and would lecture it … however tailed it himself before" He is poor since he gives the majority of his cash and merchandise to his kin, rather than getting to be rich off of them

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Works Cited Babusci, Roger, ed., et al. Prentice Hall Literature: The English Tradition . New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1989. Chaucer, Geoffrey. "The Canterbury Tales." Prentice Hall Literature: The English Tradition . Ed. Roger Babusci, et al. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1989. Other pictures were sent by means of email from Miss Parmigiani. Some material was gotten from notes taken in Dr. Patricia Michaels British Literature I class.

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