English 204 1
November 16th 2011
(Internet OR “search engines” or “Google”) AND (“Online search* OR www)
(Internet OR “Search engines” OR Google OR “online search*”) AND (research OR intellectual)
3. The Book: extant Manuscripts (existing)
- The two earliest surviving MS of The Canterbury Tales Are:
1. The Hengwrt MS 1400
2. The Ellsmere MS 1400
- The Ellsmere MS is written in book Hand
Who was it made for?
Why is the Hengwrt MS and the Ellsmere MS so different?
Could they have been started in Chaucer’s time?
o Ellsmere MS
Merchant follows man of law
Squire interrupted by the Franklin
o Hengwrt MS
Squire follows the man of law
Squire interrupted by the Merchant
4. The Text: Romance vs. Fabliau
i. Romance Knights Tale
o Concerns human honour, nobility, and courtly love
ii. Fabliau Mille