The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Central Character: young Christian boy

Point of View: Told by the Prioress in

3rd person

Setting: Town in Asia

Summary of the Plot: A young Christian
boy 7 years old learns a new Christian hymn and sings it all of the time.

He walked through a Jewish ghetto to and from school singing it. Satan
tells the Jewish people that the boy was disgracing them and he should
be killed. So the Jewish people catch him and slit his throat. His mother
finds him dead, but still singing the hymn. The Jewish people are dragged
by horses and then killed. Later, he is silenced when the grain is removed
from his tongue.

Nature of Conflict: Jewish boys don\'t want
the Christian boy to sing anymore.

Tone: A sad story of hatred between different
religions.

Style: informative, easy to read, simple

Central events: A boy is killed by Jewish
boys, but continues to sing

Theme: The Jewish people are evil

Evaluation: A story about religions told
by a nun. It views the Jewish people are bad and the Christian people are
good. The tale shows the Prioress\' feelings for Jewish people.