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Having recently passed the six hundredth anniversary of its publication, the book is still of interest to modern students for several reasons. For one thing, The Canterbury Tales is recognized as the first book of poetry written in the English language.

English was considered low class and vulgar. To a great degree, The Canterbury Tales helped make it a legitimate language to work in. Because of this work, all of the great writers who followed, from Shakespeare to Dryden to Keats to Eliot, owe him a debt of gratitude. It is because Chaucer wrote in English that there is a written record of the roots from which the modern language grew. Contemporary readers might find his words nearly as difficult to follow as a foreign language, but scholars are thankful for the chance to compare Middle English to the language as it is spoken now, to examine its growth.

In the same way that The Canterbury Tales gives modern readers a sense of the language at the time, the book also gives a rich, intricate tapestry of medieval social life, combining elements of all "Depraved stud pleasing his guy with tongue," from nobles to workers, from priests and nuns to drunkards and thieves.

The General Prologue alone provides a panoramic view of society that is not like any Depraved stud pleasing his guy with tongue elsewhere in all of literature. This entry does not cover all the tales, only some of the most studied. Geoffrey Chaucer came from a financially secure family that owned ample wine vineyards but held no title, and so from birth he was limited in his capacity for social growth.

His date of birth is uncertain but is assumed to be around — While he was still a child in London, it became clear that Chaucer was a brilliant scholar, and he was sent to the prestigious St. Inhe rose in society by taking a position in the royal court of Elizabeth, Countess of Ulster. His duties as a squire in court would have included those that are usually associated with domestic help: Captured near Rheims, he was ransomed the following year and returned to being a squire.

Being intelligent and witty, he became increasingly valuable at court for the entertainment of his poetry.

Byhe was the valet for the King himself, and that same year, he married a woman whose rank added to his social standing: John of Gauntthe Duke of Lancaster, was later to take over the responsibility for ruling England when his father, Edward IIIbecame too senile to rule before a successor was crowned.

As a valued and trusted member of the court, Chaucer was sent on several diplomatic missions, giving him a rare opportunity to see Italy and France. The influences of these languages can be traced in his poetry, and the worldliness of travel affected his storytelling ability.

His political influence grew with a series of appointments: In December Depraved stud pleasing his guy with tonguehe was deprived of all of this political influence when his patron, John of Gaunt, left the country on a military expedition for Spain and the Duke of Gloucester replaced him. It is assumed that it was during this period of unemployment that Chaucer planned out and started writing The Canterbury Tales.

When John of Gaunt returned to England inhe was given a new government post, and Chaucer lived a prosperous life from then on. There is no record of his progress on The Canterbury Tales. The plan that he laid out in the Prologue was left unfinished when he died on October 25, In the Prologue to The Canterbury TalesGeoffrey Chaucer introduces the speaker of the poem as a man named Chaucer, who is traveling from London with a group of strangers to visit Canterbury, a borough to the southeast of London.

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This group of people is thrown together when they travel together on a trip to the shrine of Saint Thomas à Becket, who was murdered in Canterbury in The Prologue gives a brief description of the setting as they assemble at the Tibard Inn in South-wark to prepare for their trip.

It describes each of the pilgrims, including ones who were meant to be discussed in sections of the book that were never written before Chaucer died. After the introductions, the Host, who owns the inn that "Depraved stud pleasing his guy with tongue" gather at and who is leading the group, suggests that they should each tell two stories while walking, one on the way to Canterbury and one on the way back, to pass the time more quickly.

He offers the person telling the best story a free supper at the tavern when they return. The first pilgrim to talk, the Knight, tells a long, involved tale of love from ancient Greece about two knights, Arcite and Palamon. They were captured in a war between Thebes and Athens and thrown into an Athenian prison to spend the rest of their lives there. From the tower they were locked in, they could see a fair maiden, Emily, in the window of her chamber every morning, and they each fell in love with her.

An old friend of Arcite arranged for his release, and the ruler of Athens, Duke Theseus, agreed with just one condition: In exile, all he could do was think about Emily, while Palamon, who was in prison, could at least look at her every day.

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Meanwhile, Palamon, after seven years in prison, escaped. The two former companions soon ran into each other in the forest and fought. While they were fighting, Theseus stumbled upon them and, finding out who they were, was ready to have them both killed. His wife, however, was moved by their love for Emily and convinced them to settle their argument by leading the best Depraved stud pleasing his guy with tongue in the land against each other, with the winner marrying Emily.

In the battle, Palamon was injured, but no sooner was Arcite declared the winner than his horse reared up and dropped him on his head. They lived happily ever after: The Miller is the next speaker; he is drunk and picks an argument with the Reeve before beginning a story about a carpenter at Oxford, who was rich and miserly.

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To make extra money, the carpenter rented a room to a poor student, Nicholas, who lived with the carpenter and his young, beautiful wife. Eventually, Nicholas and the young wife, Alison, started scheming Depraved stud pleasing his guy with tongue how they could have an affair without the carpenter finding out.

They made use of the fact that the parish clerk, Absalon, had a crush on the wife, and would sing songs outside of her window at night. When the carpenter sent a servant to get him, he found Nicholas lying as if he had suffered a seizure.

The fit was caused, Nicholas explained, by a startling discovery he had made while studying astrology: He convinced the carpenter to hang three tubs from the roof, so that both men and Alison would be safe from the rising waters. On the appointed day, they climbed into their separate tubs, but once the carpenter was asleep Alison and Nicholas sneaked down to the bedroom together. While they were in bed, Absalon came to the window, and, thinking Alison was alone, demanded a kiss; she put her naked backside out the window, and he kissed it "Depraved stud pleasing his guy with tongue" the dark.

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When John, the carpenter, came out of his basket, the young lovers told everyone in town that he was insane and had made up the crazy story about the flood, ruining his reputation forever. She defends Depraved stud length the moral righteousness of people who marry often, as long as their spouses are dead, quoting the Bible as only stating that sexual abstinence is preferred but not required.

After the Pardoner interrupts to say that he has been thinking of being married pleasing his guy, the Wife of Bath describes marriage to him, using her own marriages as examples. The first three, she says, were to old men who were hardly able to have sex with her. She flattered these men by pretending to be jealous of them, using the excuse of keeping an eye on them as an explanation for why she was always out at night. By arguing, she was able to make them appreciate her more when she did decide to be nice to them.

Her fourth husband was younger, but he made her jealous by having a mistress so she made him miserable by making him jealous too: Her fifth and last husband, Jankin, was physically abusive, but with tongue loved him best nonetheless because he was a good lover. She met him while still married to her fourth husband when he was living next door to her godmother.

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When her fourth husband died, she married Jankin and signed over to him all that she had inherited from her four previous husbands.

She continued her active social life, and her sarcastic talk.