The Canterbury Tales: The Role of Fate and Free Will in “The Knight’s Tale”

The Canterbury Tales: The Role of Fate and Free Will in “The Knight’s Tale”
The Canterbury Tales: The Role of Fate and Free Will in “The Knight’s Tale”
The Canterbury Tales: The Role of Fate and Free Will in “The Knight’s Tale”
The Canterbury Tales: The Role of Fate and Free Will in “The Knight’s Tale”
The Canterbury Tales: The Role of Fate and Free Will in “The Knight’s Tale”
The Canterbury Tales: The Role of Fate and Free Will in “The Knight’s Tale”
The Canterbury Tales: The Role of Fate and Free Will in “The Knight’s Tale”
The Canterbury Tales: The Role of Fate and Free Will in “The Knight’s Tale”
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This 60-minute lesson plan focuses on the theme of fate vs. free will in “The Knight’s Tale.” Students will closely examine the different conversations between the main characters and their respective gods—Venus, Mars, and Diana—to evaluate how the text explores the tension between fate and free will. Students will discuss their observations in order to interpret the role and function of this theme within the story. Upon completing this lesson plan, students will be better able to identify and critically analyze thematic elements within the text to justify their own interpretations of themes in “The Knight’s Tale.”

You can access a free, annotated etext of The Canterbury Tales here: http://bit.ly/2aOe8tR
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1 hour
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