Select the correct answer what is implied about the prioress in these lines from chaucer's prologue to the canterbury tales? she was at pains to counterfeit the look of courtliness, and stately manners took, and would be held worthy of reverence. a. she made great efforts to look presentable in high society. b. she believed that her good looks would earn her great popularity. c. she believed that courtly manners would earn her great respect. o d. she was not comfortable living the austere life of a nun,
A. She made great efforts to look presentable in high society.
The Prioress is one of the main characters of The Canterbury Tales, named Madame Eglantine.
The prioress in this story is a picture of contradictions. A prioress is supposed to be pious and humble, but in the story, Madame Eglantine shows otherwise. She is unique having a large forehead and a small mouth. She wears expensive clothes and she carries a bright coral beaded rosary instead of a plain black one.
Her behavior is confusing, too.
So what is implied about the prioress in Chaucer's prologue is that she made great efforts to look presentable in high society.
During the years Chaucer worked on his most famous text, The Canterbury Tales.
It is unclear to what extent Chaucer was seminal in the evolution of this literature.
Although Chaucer clearly stated the speeches of many of his poems to the intended audience, The Canterbury Tales was more difficult to determine. Chaucer was a courtier who made some people believe that he was a palace poet who wrote exclusively for nobles.
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What is implied about the prioress in these lines from Chaucer's prologue to The Canterbury Tales is a.She made great efforts to look presentable in high society.
In the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer, the prioress is the picture of contradictions. Not being what she seems, she is another example of the religious figure. Madame Eglantine is her real name, a main character in the Canterbury Tales. She has one of the long description and the fourth in the list of description. Chaucer describes her to be dainty and had funny habits. Chaucer provides her physical description and that being a religious figure instead of carrying rosary beads with a crucifix, she is very well dressed with a string of coral beads that reads "Amor Vincit Omnia". Her refinement is described as superficial.