Get CliffsNotes on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales PDF

By James L. Roberts

ISBN-10: 0544180143

ISBN-13: 9780544180147

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Join Chaucer's band of pilgrims on their trip in CliffsNotes at the Canterbury Tales. Chaucer's narrators characterize a large spectrum of society with numerous ranks and occupations. From the prestigious and noble Knight, to the pious abbess, the honorable Clerk, the wealthy landowner, the worldly and crude spouse, and on down the dimensions to the low, vulgar Miller and chippie, and the corrupt Pardoner.
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It is made more terrible by the jungle fact that, were it not for Mowgli's human unsusceptibility to the snake's enchantment, Baloo and Bagheera, Kaa's erstwhile cohunters, would inevitably sway towards their death with the monkeys. For, in the jungle, all alliances-and bear, python and leopard have hunted together to rescue Mowgli-break up when the kill is on. It is made, indeed, even a little too horrible by a certain relish with which Kipling recites the awful fate of the frivolous, mischievous monkey folk.

But Kim is not an idyll, not a retreat from the world; it is a celebration of, a plunge into the world. Let us try another tack. The book has no assured answers to the questions of Indian poverty, injustice, and caste rigidity, partly because it does not choose to give them priority, though we surely know that it is not an evasive or willfully "positive" book. All the wrongs and evils of India are there, steeped in the life of the people, yet these do not keep them from grasping the sensations of their moment, or from experiencing the appetites and ceremonies they rightly take to be their due.

But the cobra is impotent as well as old, his venom has dried up. Mowgli scorns to kill him, as he also scorns the royal jewels and coins he does not understand. His curiosity only bids him take the jewelled and golden ankus or royal elephant yoke. And in a day, he sees four men lose their lives in lust for it. At last, Kim and the Stories 29 he takes it back into the cobra's deep den. den, perhaps the sight of what gold docs to men has even deferred his instinctive urge to grow towards manhood by a story or two.

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