Essays Tagged: "Alison"

An Analysis of Chaucer's "The Wife of Bath's Tale"

Bath, including her prologue, to be the mostthought-provoking. The pilgrim who narrates this tale, Alison, isa gap-toothed, partially deaf seamstress and widow who has beenmarried five times. She cla ... ails which were rather uncharacteristic of the women ofChaucer's time. It is these peculiarities of Alison's tale whichI will examine, looking not only at the chivalric and religiousinfluences of this ...

(4 pages) 182 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Canterbury Tales - The Wife of Bath

Bath, including her prologue, to be the most thought-provoking. The pilgrim who narrates this tale, Alison, is a gap-toothed, partially deaf seamstress and widow who has been married five times. She c ... ils which were rather uncharacteristic of the women of Chaucer's time. It is these peculiarities of Alison's tale which I will examine, looking not only at the chivalric and religious influences of th ...

(4 pages) 173 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

"The Glass Managerie" by John Osborne and "Look Back in Anger" by Tennessee Williams.

e play. He believes that there no longer exists a good reason for living or dying. He is married to Alison a member of the upper-class, and they live in the same flat along with a friend named Cliff w ... his father apart than himself and comes to the conclusion that nobody cared. The second one is when Alison remembers the party scene where Jimmy and his friend Hugh used her as an escape-goat to enter ...

(12 pages) 44 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Beginning with line 115, examine the ways in which Chaucer presents Alison in the Miller's Tale.

Nikul Patel 17/11/03Beginning with line 115, examine the ways in which Chaucer presents Alison in the Miller's TaleAlison is representative of many things in the miller's tale, for example ... in the book, and she is also there for purposes of ornamentation. The first and major appearance of Alison is in line 115 to line 162. This is Alison's description, Chaucer is writing the miller's tal ... cribed with honourable intentions, the Miller is very much a different character, and Chaucer needs Alison to be described with the most sex appeal. This is sort of mocking towards the knight's ideals ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale" as a Parody of Courtly Love

ly love and its actuality in times contemporary the setting of The Canterbury Tales. The characters Alison, Absalon, and Nicholas are exacerbated examples of the degradation of courtly love that happe ... hat happened in medieval times, a direct result of man's inclination to indulge in earthly pleasure.Alison does shame to the notion of courtly love. She personifies deceit, infidelity, and moral perve ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Legalising Marijuana

your judgment and can cause car accidents. A researcher at the University of Toronto by the name of Alison Smiley in March of 1999 showed that people who use marijuana in moderate dose are more cautio ...

(3 pages) 36 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

The Miller's Tale- Chaucer's Response to Society's Flaws

also youth and old age.In this story we are told of a young and vain Oxford student named Nicholas. Alison is the young and attractive wife of an older carpenter named John. Their relationship is one ... n older carpenter named John. Their relationship is one of necessity, as we are led to believe that Alison simply married John for his money while he married her because of her external beauty and you ...

(4 pages) 41 1 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comparing and Contrasting "The Miller's Tale" and "The Reeve's Tale"

In both stories, the wives of the miller and the reeve commit adultery."And thus lay Nicholas and AlisonBusy in solace and the quest of fun" (101)Upon John the carpenter falling to sleep, Nicholas a ... e," Absalon, the epitome of a courtly lover, reaps no benefit from his courtliness except a kiss to Alison's "arse". On the contrary, the reeve's wife fornicates with Nicholas, the complete opposite o ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Write an essay demonstrating how Chaucer's description of Alison relates to his use of the 'courtly love' convention in the story. (The Miller's Tale, Geoffrey Chaucer)

." (Muscatine, 229) The Miller's Tale is a fabliau which parodies medieval society with the help of Alison's character. True to its genre, it is set in contemporary Oxford and is a reflection of life ... morous. (Cooper, 95) It consists of a sequence of amusing events which takes place between a woman, Alison, her husband and two other men, hoping to become Alison's lovers. The story line is simple: a ...

(10 pages) 33 0 3.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Iconographic Analysis - Cemetery Symbol

cted to an interesting gravestone; the gravestone was built to memorize two young girls, Agnes Hane Alison who died at the age of 3 days and Mary Beatrice Alison who died at age of 2 years and 9 month ... xpress vividly that her heart is weeping, bleeding, and praying. She is sorry for the losses of the Alison family. Her talking lips are telling the loved ones of the girls not to worry much, not to be ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Right Roles? "The Wife of Bath" Speaks Out: Analysis of the prologue of "The Wife of Bath" from "The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer.

Alison, the Wife of Bath, was a radical thinker of her time and was probably considered by Chaucer's ... thus exposes its irrelevance. The story of the woman at the well was likely used many times against Alison. Then she says that its relevance to her situation had never even been clearly explained; eve ... this life, regardless of what people think of her. Her arguments may not be properly grounded, but Alison of Bath still makes a pretty strong case. If nothing else, her views are more rational than t ...

(5 pages) 55 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Greed is Poison

but little did she know there was another girl with him. "Who is this." She asked Bradley. "This is Alison, remember I told you about her." " Oh, So this is her." "Not to be mean Bradley but she is ug ... ends. "What happened." Asked Keesha. "I'll tell you what happened."He said with rage in his voice. "Alison got hit by a car, and whoever did it left her on my doorstep with a note attached to her that ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Case Study UTI using Barrows and Pickell model of problem solving cited by Crumbie.

ill discuss the consultation and show how I used the problem solving consultation style detailed by Alison Crumbie. This involves listening to the patients' initial complaint and developing hypothetic ...

(11 pages) 70 0 0.0 May/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Canterbury Tales The Miller’s Tale

tale takes place in Oxford. The story start with an old carpenter that marries a young woman named Alison. Alison was a beautiful woman, and many men desired her. Two of her suitors were Nicholas and ... t served the church. At the beginning of the story Nicolas is successful in his pursuit, and he and Alison become lovers. Later on Absalon trays to curt her but she rejects him. Alison and Nicolas com ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Canterbury Tales

ous of whom we trust. This message is communicated through the relationships between the Carpenter, Alison, and Nicholas. Nicholas, also known as Nicholas the Gallant, is a poor student who lives with ... in his home. Nicholas proves that he cannot be trusted when he makes a pass at the Carpenter's wife Alison. The Carpenter should have been more careful when deciding to keep Nicholas at his home. A ma ...

(5 pages) 7 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Hating Alison Ashley" written task

her class. It was like she always had power over them, even Barry Hollis. Erica hated her class but Alison Ashley was like a shining star. She envied her. Sometimes Erica thought about what life would ... like a shining star. She envied her. Sometimes Erica thought about what life would be like without Alison a living hell in her words.It was time the scripts had been written now it was time to act. A ...

(4 pages) 2473 0 0.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

A friend is someone you chose very carefully because you

you don't want to end up with a friend wh is mean to you. I have found this person and her name is Alison. Many times after church we go to each other houses and play or go to the park. I can always ...

(1 pages) 360 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Miller's Tale The miller's tale takes place in Oxford.

tale takes place in Oxford. The story starts with an old carpenter that marries a young woman named Alison. Alison was a beautiful woman, and many men desired her. The Miller remarks that Aklison woul ... t served the church. At the beginning of the story Nicolas is successful in his pursuit, and he and Alison become lovers. Later on Absalon trays to curt her but she rejects him. Alison and Nicolas com ...

(6 pages) 433 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Nicholas, a brief look at the character of Nicholas in Chaucer's Miller's Tale

y of censure than would be the case with real people. Nicholas seems a more appropriate partner for Alison than does John, and the Miller's repetition of the formula "hende Nicholas" encourages us to ... ith the farcical spirit of the tale he is "scalded in the towte" by his rival, who mistakes him for Alison. Thus, Nicholas may be the character that has the audience rooting for him by being likeable ...

(1 pages) 1232 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

In the Miller's prologue, Chaucer informs us thar the Miller 'tolde his Cherles tale in his manere.' Explore the ways that the Miller's character is reflected in the Miller's tale.

n the prologue, which shows him to be quite bawdy; a trait of his lower class.However it is through Alison that the Miller's narration becomes truely clear. Alison is clearly the sort of girl the Mill ... out his tale is is clear that he sees her and her actions in only a posative light. When describing Alison, the Miler goes into a huge ammount of unescessary detail. he begins by calling her 'fair' an ...

(3 pages) 7 0 4.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher