Analysis of The Parson's Tale in The Canterbury Tales


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The Parson refuses to tell a fable, as the Host proposes, because _____.

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1. 'The Parson's Tale' relates to the following section, 'Chaucer's Retraction', in the sense that _____.

2. 'The Parson's Tale' deals with the question of the authority of the story-teller because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet combo you'll be analyzing 'The Parson's Tale' from The Canterbury Tales. Answer questions on topics like why the Parson won't tell a fable and 'Chaucer's Retraction'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about these areas of study:

  • The authority of a story-teller
  • Themes of 'The Parson's Tale' that include repentance
  • Where the tale is located in The Canterbury Tales

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on analyzing The Parson's Tale
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'Chaucer's Retraction' and how it relates to 'The Parson's Tale'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Parson's refusal to tell a fable and where his tale is found in The Canterbury Tales

Additional Learning

Find out more about the lesson entitled Analysis of 'The Parson's Tale' in The Canterbury Tales by reviewing these concepts:

  • What repentance is
  • The examination of satisfaction
  • Genres of the tale