Question and answer
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?
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.
Get an answer
Original conversation
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. ]
Expert answered|zess|Points 20|

Question
Asked 10/14/2013 7:24:27 AM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
18,824,609 questions answered
Popular Conversations
The area of a trapezoid is 60 square feet. If the bases of the ...
Weegy: A rectangle is NEVER a trapezoid.
12/27/2014 10:32:12 PM| 2 Answers
What was the GI Bill? A. It was a government program that allowed ...
Weegy: B. It was a government program that granted benefits such as home loans, business loans, and money for a college ...
12/27/2014 12:05:56 AM| 1 Answers
Net working capital is
12/27/2014 4:44:03 AM| 1 Answers
The process of approving the Constitution is best described ...
Weegy: The process of approving the Constitution is best described as DIFFICULT. User: Which is a true statement ...
12/27/2014 8:06:38 AM| 1 Answers
3. The members of the Niagara Movement denounced Booker T. ...
Weegy: The answer is B.) immediate social equality for African Americans.
12/27/2014 8:04:27 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
L
Points 1374 [Total 5218]| Ratings 0| Comments 1374| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 1164 [Total 1855]| Ratings 1| Comments 1154| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
P
Points 800 [Total 14985]| Ratings 1| Comments 790| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 681 [Total 681]| Ratings 1| Comments 671| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 219 [Total 6538]| Ratings 2| Comments 199| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 100 [Total 1560]| Ratings 1| Comments 90| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 35 [Total 35]| Ratings 0| Comments 35| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 33 [Total 6700]| Ratings 0| Comments 33| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 32 [Total 32]| Ratings 0| Comments 22| Invitations 1|Offline
S
Points 30 [Total 30]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 3|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.