Temas para la Educación. Nº 7 - Marzo 2010

142 - English literature and gender roles for Secondary Education. Women and Matrimony in the Canterbury Tales (Isabel Barranquero Sánchez).

This article tries to approach a medieval literary work, The Canterbury Tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer,to the students of Secondary Education. The tales that fit best our purposes are those that deal with marriage and the role of women. These are the tales told by the Wife of Bath, the Clerk, the Merchant and Franklin. These tales will help the teachers to introduce new vocabulary and prompt a debate among our students. Although it may seem difficult to teach such a literary work, we pro...

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