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


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What work of literature inspired Chaucer's The Knight's Tale?

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1. What qualities does the Knight in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales represent?

2. According to the Knight in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, what is the proper form of society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about analyzing The Knight's Tale from The Canterbury Tales with these study tools. You'll be tested on various subjects like what work inspired this story and the characteristics of the Knight.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Worksheet/quiz topics are listed as follows:

  • The Knight's beliefs about how society should be structured
  • Imagery that is representative of a certain type of society
  • The hero in the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on analyzing The Knight's Tale
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Knight's personal traits
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of how a society can be structured and how it's connected to the Knight's beliefs

Additional Learning

More information on the topic is available from the lesson entitled The Knight's Tale in The Canterbury Tales: Theme & Analysis. Follow along via these study points:

  • A background of the story which is the longest in The Canterbury Tales
  • The parts of the story and each of the characters
  • The Knight's class and nobility
  • Themes of reason and justice in the story