Feminism, Marriage and Chaucer
Kind of Activity:
To examine Chaucer's portrayal of women in the Tales and his treatment of marriage.
Common Core Standards:
Now that students have read several tales in the so-called "Marriage Group" and written analytical responses, they are well-positioned to discuss the complex view of women and the institution of marriage in Chaucer's work.
If your students particularly like to debate, you might begin the discussion by having groups argue for and against the idea that Chaucer is a feminist and has "progressive"...
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