In the following essay we going to talk about The Prioress Tale which is part of The Canterbury Tales, written by Chaucer In this literacy analysis we identify characters purpose, analysis, and moments into the tale as: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion. Also we at the end we find a summary´s tale.
The story teller- ThePrioress. She is a fragile and emotional lady who will cry over and kind of misfortune event, even as inferior as the death of mouse. She attempts to appear gracious and polished however her it is all on the surface. The little boy, a Catholic seven year-old son of a widow who lives in a Jewish dominated society, He sings “O Alma Redemptoris Mater” and “Ave Maria” despite the fact he does not know Latin.The Fellow clergon, taught the little boy the prayers and songs in Latin. The Jews, the majority of people in the community and are offended by the boy´s innocent songs and prayers and kill him. His mother a widow who looks everywhere for the young boy once he´s dead. The Christians, hear him singing from the privy where they sliced his throat and threw him in. The Judge/Provost, sentences theJews to death. The Abbot setters holy water on the boy as a way stimulating him to tell the tale and The Virgin Mary, gave the little boy the power and miracle to sing through the grain she placed on this tongue.
In the Prioress´s Tale, Chaucer effectually use dictation which sets the tone to create a paradox to critique the Prioress´s anti-Semitic views and her questionable mannersas a nun. Additionally, it is based on religious beliefs and common stereotypes of religion at the time which creates biblical references and allusions.
A clear representation of the Miracle of the Virgin” in which she often helps those few believers in a society of non-believers. The Virgin Mary is the prominent Catholic figure in this Tale, not Jesus or the Holy Spirit. The mother isa widow, hence, the young boy does not have a paternal figure. Argument for the virtue of Christianity over Judaism a reoccurring idea from centuries behind the ir still prominent in modern society. Anti-Semitism did not begin with WWII and Hitler, rather much before that.
The story takes place in a small Jewish town in Asia in which a small Church exist so that students canpractice their religion. A small boy attends this school and signs his church songs on his way home.
On his way home the little boy got his throat slit by a murderer hired by Jewish because of the religious songs he was singing. The mother of the child searched to find her son but instead found Jesus who insisted that she sing in order to find her son . as a mother called for herson, the missing boy began to sing his Alma Redemptoris.
A provost arrived and called for the Jews to be tied up. He then sent for the singing corpse of the little boy to be part of a large procession. Before the boy was buried, he began to speak when holy water was sprinkled on him.
The Virgin Mary places a grain on the boy´s tongue which allows him to sleep and he isthen buried.
A lament for the young child is read.
The Prioress's Tale, appropriately enough, is told by the Prioress. Although she is a nun, the Prioress is overly sentimental and very inappropriately behaved for a woman of her position. Supposed to be a woman holy in nature and devoted to God, she is self-centered and obsessed with public image. Her rosary beads,which are supposed to be modestly worn around her wrist, are attached in an extremely vulgar fashion to a brooch, which reads "Love Conquers All." Quite inappropriate for a nun, don't you think? This, of course, does not even begin to cover the full extent of her vileness. When eating, she feels absolutely no shame in plopping her fat, grimy fingers right into the sauce dish. She also makes...