ENGL 2P19 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Geoffrey Chaucer, Present Tense, Physiognomy

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Middle english: present tense verb with a shall or would in front of it makes it in future tense, hope could mean: believe, hope. I hope he would be deed- he is going to die soon. Women would pluck an inch of their hairline to show they are smart. This was relevant even in the 18th century: phrenological head: parts of the head that are associated with certain traits. People used her to show black people where inferior: she died young and she was cut up for people to see, based entirely on race and not actual facts. Says they are both virgins even though he is 7 (they ha(cid:448)e(cid:374)"t usually lost their (cid:448)irgi(cid:374)ity at that age so her argu(cid:373)e(cid:374)t is i(cid:374)(cid:448)alid: discourse of minoritization- dominant group claiming to be underprivileged and oppressed. Little boy says he will be beaten because he wants to learn the virgin mary song (in reality that would never happen)

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