Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will learn about the Three Estates in Chaucer's England and explore the technique of satire.


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6 Questions

What is a frame narrative?
A story where someone is accused of a crime they didn't commit.
Correct answer: A story within a story.
Two stories which run alongside each other.
Which of these was the most important?
First Estate (Clergy)
Correct answer: Monarch (King or Queen)
Second Estate (Nobility)
Third Estate (Peasantry)
Which Estate does the Knight belong to?
First Estate (Clergy)
Correct answer: Second Estate (Nobility)
Third Estate (Peasantry)
Which Estate does the Prioress belong to?
Correct answer: First Estate (Clergy)
Second Estate (Nobility)
Third Estate (Peasantry)
Which Estate does the Miller belong to?
First Estate (Clergy)
Second Estate (Nobility)
Correct answer: Third Estate (Peasantry)
What is 'satire'?
Correct answer: Making fun of someone’s stupidity or bad behaviour to try and make them improve.
Making something seem more than it is.
Making the reader laugh.
When our expectations are reversed.

Lesson appears in

UnitEnglish / The Canterbury Tales: 'General Prologue'