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Oxford Cleric

The Canterbury Tales
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Tewodros Dejenie

on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Oxford Cleric

The Oxford Cleric The Canterbury Tales He was a devoted student of the church at Oxford University. OCCUPATION: Clergyman He spent every cent he had or received on books and furthering his education. Social Standing? Below the rest "his horse was thinner than a rake..." QUITE POOR He HIMSELF was not fat EITHER His day most likely consists of reading, studying, and possibly teaching. Modern Occupation: Ph.D. Student/Graduate Assistant Consists of intense studying, learning, and occasional teaching. LINES THAT BEST DESCRIBE THE OXFORD CLERIC'S physical appearance LINES 298-300
"...AND HE WAS NOT TOO FAT, I UNDERTAKE, BUT HAD A HOLLOW LOOK, A SOBER STARE..." WHICH LINES DESCRIBE HIS/HER PERSONALITY LINES 301-303
"HE HAD FOUND NO PREFERMENT IN THE CHURCH AND HE WAS TOO UNWORLDLY TO MAKE SEARCH FOR SECULAR EMPLOYMENT. LINES 311-318
...WHATEVER MONEY FROM HIS FRIENDS HE TOOK HE SPENT ON LEARNING OR ANOTHER BOOK AND PRAYED FOR THEM MOST EARNESTLY, RETURNING THANKS TO THEM THUS FOR PAYING FOR HIS LEARNING. HIS ONLY CARE WAS STUDY, AND INDEED HE NEVER SPOKE A WORD MORE THAN WAS NEED, FORMAT AT THAT, RESPECTFUL IN THE EXTREME, SHORT, TO THE POINT, AND LOFTY IN HIS THEME. A TONE OF MORAL VIRTUE FILLED HIS SPEECH AND GLADLY WOULD HE LEARN, AND GLADLY TEACH. SPECIFIC WORDS THAT ADD TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHARACTER'S PERSONALITY UNWORLDLY, FORMAL, RESPECTFUL, MORAL VIRTUE. MIDDLE ENGLISH VS
MODERN ENGLISH SHOURES SOOTE SWEET SHOWERS WORD NUMBER 1 DROGHTE DROUGHT WORD NUMBER 2 WORD NUMBER 3 VEYNE VEIN WORD NUMBER 4 TENDRE TENDER WORD NUMBER 5 SLEPEN SLEEP CHAUCER'S OPINION ON THIS CHARACTER GENERALLY NEUTRAL BUT LEANED TOWARD THE POSITIVE SIDE. SPECIFIC LINES THAT TOLD ME THIS LINES 309-312
"PRAYED FOR THEM EARNESTLY.... RETURNING THANKS..." LINE 315
"RESPECTFUL IN THE EXTREME..."
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