Nice work in class today, seniors. You’ve eliminated 35 pages of Chaucer from your homework!
All that’s left for you to do for Thursday is to look over the story of Job (pronounce the “o” like “oh”) (here’s the text for those of you don’t have it Walter Griselda Job) and read the end of the Tale, also known as Chaucer’s envoy. Keep in mind that the speaker here (line 1142 until the end) is Chaucer himself speaking, not the Clerk.
In the comments, address the following:
-What is the allegory in the Clerk’s Tale? In other words, how is Walter and Griselda’s story allegorical to the story of Job?
-What is radical about Chaucer’s envoy? Why is this a pretty major piece of writing about women from the 1300s?