22-112 CHAUCER AND THE CANTERBURY TALES (REPEAT)
Linda Griffin, Tuesdays, 10 am to 12 noon
Sonoran Room: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22
Geoffrey Chaucer is a writer for all ages. He wrote in a time much like our own: "wracked by wars, labor disputes, high taxes, and dangerous new ideas." He had a fascinating life and wrote one of the best-known works in English literature, The Canterbury Tales. We will look at his life and this major work. Participants will be assigned a character whose tale they will tell, thus not having to read all the tales. However, everyone will read the Prologue and Retraction. We will study characterization and other points of analysis in the tales, as well as seeing relationships between the tales. We may even take a short walking journey to simulate the journey of Chaucer and his companions. Students may use any English edition of The Canterbury Tales. A fun course!