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Q: In describing the Cook, Chaucer says, But very ill it was, it seemed to me, / That on his shin a deadly sore had he (lines 387 388). Is this a direct or indirect characterization? Is it both? What
do these lines from The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales tell you about the Cook?
A: But very ill it was, it seemed to me, / That on his shin a deadly sore had he. These lines from the Canterbury Tales, describing the Cook, represent both direct and indirect characterisation. Direct because we learn something specific about the Cook, indirect in that the "sore" is a metaphor for the Cook's dirty, unhygienic habits, which Chaucer is uneasy about. Even in Chaucer's day it was
recognised that cooks ought to keep a clean kitchen, and that running sores were unhealthy.
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User: In describing the Cook, Chaucer says, But very ill it was, it seemed to me, / That on his shin a deadly sore had he (lines 387 388). Is this a direct or indirect characterization? Is it both? What do these lines from The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales tell you about the Cook?

Weegy: But very ill it was, it seemed to me, / That on his shin a deadly sore had he. These lines from the Canterbury Tales, describing the Cook, represent both direct and indirect characterisation. Direct because we learn something specific about the Cook, indirect in that the "sore" is a metaphor for the Cook's dirty, unhygienic habits, which Chaucer is uneasy about. Even in Chaucer's day it was recognised that cooks ought to keep a clean kitchen, and that running sores were unhealthy.




User: Consider the many characterizations in “The Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales of the men and women associated with the church. From these portraits, what conclusion might you draw about Chaucer’s attitude toward the church and/or religious practitioners? Write an essay in which you present your conclusion and support it with evidence from “The Prologue.”

Weegy: Chaucer has a fairly cynical attitude toward the church and religious practitioners, viewing most of them as corrupt and as given to self-serving and so-called "sinful" behavior as the people for whom they supposedly set an example. [ To illustrate this, students might point to his characterizations of the Nun, the Monk, the Friar, the Summoner, and/or the Pardoner—and, in particular, what these characters say about how they spend their time and what they're willing to overlook or pardon in exchange for gifts. ]
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