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Answer the following questions about "The Nun's Priest's Tale"
- Name and give a brief description of each of the main characters.
- What is the major conflict in the story?
- Describe each of Chauntecleer's dreams and stories. What is Pertelote's response?
- What is the climax of the story?
- What is the theme (the point) of the story?
- Paraphrase the following line: "Does God's exalted foreknowledge force me to do a thing, or is free choice granted me to do that thing or not do it." (26)
- What can we infer when the fox says that "your father - God bless his soul - and your mother too, out of great kindness, have been to my house, to my great enjoyment"?
- Cite 3 examples of Chaucer's use of allusion in this story. To what purpose does he make each allusion?