Independent Tale Assignment
AP English Literature & Composition
Choose one tale from the following list and complete this
assignment for that tale. This assignment is due ______________.
Put all your answers on your own paper, or type (preferred).
Tales to choose from:
The Man of Lawís Tale
The Nunís Priestís Tale
The Wife of Bathís Tale
The Merchantís Tale
The Prioress's Tale
Assignment: Read the prologue to the tale and the tale
itself. Also, reread the GP to gain information about your story teller.
tells the tale? What do you learn about him/her from the GP and the
storyís prologue? Write a 100 word character sketch of your storyteller.
the plot of your tale (short!!!)
out and explain any instances of irony either in your tale or connected
with the storyteller.
is Chaucerís overall purpose (think THEME) in including this tale in the
CT? What does he hope his reader will learn? Explain how he achieves his
purpose in a short essay that cites examples from the tale.
example, if you say that the purpose of the Nurseís Tale (no such thing)
is to show how the qualities of compassion and caring are virtuous, then
cite examples from the tale to prove that this is true.
you want to seek help, you can hunt for a critical essay on this tale to
use a source. This is not required. But, if you do use an essay, you must
attach a works cited page.
one paragraph in which you make some connection between the tale and life
or people living today. In other words, can people today still learn
anything of value from reading this tale? Or, do the people and/or
situations in this tale mirror, in any way, people and/or situations that
exist today? Explain fully.