Absolon in The Canterbury Tales


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What two behaviors does Absolon take issue with?

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1. What message does Chaucer put across through Absolon's character?

2. What is Absolon's usual physical appearance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Absolon is a quirky character found in 'The Miller's Tale'. You will be tested on Absolon's idiosyncrasies, his physical appearance and what he uses to get revenge on a person who wrongs him.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz, you will:

  • Point out an ironic twist regarding Absolon's last kiss
  • Describe the message that Chaucer is trying to convey through Absolon's character
  • Name the two behaviors that Absolon dislikes

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe Absolon's typical physical appearance
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Chaucer's intent behind Absolon as a character and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the information you've gained about a weapon Absolon uses to get revenge

Additional Learning

The lesson named Absolon in The Canterbury Tales will broaden your understanding of this unique character. This lesson teaches you about:

  • The woman who Absolon is pining for in 'The Miller's Tale'
  • How Absolon's love interest responds to his advances
  • Why Absolon is interested in this female character throughout 'The Miller's Tale'