The Franklin's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis


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What central issue does the Franklin's Tale intend to address?

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1. The Franklin's Tale resembles which other Canterbury Tales?

2. The Medieval genre of Breton Lay most resembles what modern genre?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You must be familiar with the plot and theme of 'The Franklin's Tale' to pass this quiz and worksheet. You must also know about the genre related to this tale.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions test knowledge of:

  • The Franklin's position in comparison to the Wife of Bath and the Clerk
  • Characterization of the Franklin
  • Other tales that resemble 'The Franklin's Tale'

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the intended central issue in 'The Franklin's Tale'
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Canterbury Tales
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the modern genre that the medieval genre of Breton Lay most resembles

Additional Learning

Learn more about one of the tales in Chaucer's text by completing the lesson titled 'The Franklin's Tale' in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis. Objectives you can meet include the following:

  • List the concepts this tale addresses
  • Know what the Franklin says about marriage
  • Name the tales known as the marriage group