The monk"s tale a biography of Godfrey Diekmann, O.S.B. by Hughes, Kathleen

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Published by Liturgical Press in Collegeville, Minn .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Diekmann, Godfrey.,
  • Benedictines -- United States -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-365) and index.

Book details

StatementKathleen Hughes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX4705.D515 H84 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 383 p. :
Number of Pages383
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1532851M
ISBN 100814619843
LC Control Number91010516
OCLC/WorldCa23253262

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In the tale, the Monk is depicted as a fat and happy monk. Contrary to what typical monks do, the monk in this story loves food and wine. "The Monk's Tale" (Middle English: "The Monkes Tale") forms part of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

It is made up of seventeen short biographies in verse. Those whose life stories are told include figures from mythology, the Bible and ancient history as well as people who were contemporaries of Chaucer.

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It is a time for the various characters to show off their storytelling abilities. In this article will discuss Monk’s Tale Summary in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

In Monk’s tale, we encounter series of tragedies preaching us to beware of the fragility of fortunes and to not fall for prosperity blindly.

Firstly, he tells us the story of Lucifer, Satan, to was thrown out of Heaven down to hell and Adam, the one who is not born out of original and how also. Read The Monk's Tale of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

The text begins: I will bewail, in manner of tragedy, The harm of them that stood in high degree, And felle so, that there was no remedy To bring them out of their adversity. For, certain, when that Fortune list to flee, There may no man the course of her wheel hold: Let no man trust in blind prosperity; Beware by these examples.

: The Monk's Tale: A Biography of Godfrey Diekmann, O.S.B. (): Hughes, Kathleen: Books5/5(1). The Monk’s Tale, one of the 24 stories in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, published – The brawny Monk relates a series of 17 tragedies based on the fall from glory of various biblical, classical, and contemporary figures, including Lucifer and Adam; Nero and Julius Caesar.

The The Canterbury Tales quotes below are all either spoken by The Monk or refer to The Monk. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: The timeline below shows where the character The Monk appears.

To recap, the Monk in The Canterbury Tales is definitely not very monk-like. Instead of being thin and pale, spending his life illustrating manuscripts and praying, the Monk is a man of the world. The Monk’s tale is a collection of tragedies, designed to advise men not to trust in blind prosperity but be aware that Fortune is fickle and ever-changing.

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Read Notes to The Monk's Tale of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The text begins: 1. The Monk's Tale is founded in its main features on Bocccacio's work, "De Casibus Virorum Illustrium;" ("Stories of Illustrious Men") but Chaucer has taken the separate stories of which it is composed from different authors, and dealt with them after his own fashion.

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The Canterbury Tales The Monk's Tale. As the tale of Melibeus concluded, the host claimed that he wanted his ill-tempered wife to hear the story of Prudence.

The Monk resigns to tell the next tale, which is a series of tragedies, as opposed to the singular stories of the other tales. The monk records several historical and biblical characters.

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The Monk's Tale is founded in its main features on Bocccacio's work, "De Casibus Virorum Illustrium;" ("Stories of Illustrious Men") but Chaucer has taken the separate stories of which it is composed from different authors, and dealt with them after his own fashion. Boccaccio opens his book with Adam, whose story is told at much greater /5.

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PLOT The Host asks the monk if he can tell a tale, but first he makes fun of his appearance and religion The monk agrees to tell a tales of tragedies The Monk defines a tragedy as a story about someone who falls from a prosperity into misery and makes a wretched end.

The first tale is about lucifer. Lucifer was the greatest of all the angels, but even the greatest fall from prosperity. The Monk’s Prologue. The merry words of the Host to the Monk.

When ended was my tale of Melibee And of Prudence and her benignity, Our Host said: ‘As a true Christian, And by the precious corpus Madrian, I’d rather my wife had heard this tale Dear God, than have a barrelful of ale.

For she has never shown such patience. The Monk's Tale turns out to be a lengthy list of noble historical, biblical, and mythological characters who suffered misfortune. Each recitation is very short and is intended to be a warning.

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales relate a series of stories told by the pilgrims in turn, to pass the time as they make their way to the shrine of Thomas a'Becket in Canterbury Cathedrao. When it comes to be the Monk's turn, the Host jokes that the Monk is likely to tell a cheerful, bawdy tale, like some that have been heard earlier.

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Like the Prioress, the Monk is all sorts of things that, as a religious figure, he should probably not be – a hunter, overfed, expensively-dressed in fur and gold jewelry, and a cultivator of expensive habits.

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Chaucer, the narrator and author of The Canterbury Tales. This part of the Monk's portrait foreshadows the interaction between the Monk and the Host after the Tale of Melibee. At this point, before asking him to tell a tale, the Host praises the Monk's brawn and bulk and laments that he is a religious figure because, were the Monk not pledged to celibacy, he would surely impregnate lots of women!The religious figures Chaucer represents in The Canterbury Tales all deviate in one way or another from what was traditionally expected of them.

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