ok i really need help. can you help me. this is what you have to do. read this first.
A Monk there was, one of the finest sort
Who rode the country; hunting was his sport.
A manly man, to be an Abbott able;
Many a dainty horse he had in stable.
His bridle, when he rode, a man might hear
Jingling in a whistling wind as clear,
Aye, and as loud as does the chapel bell
Where my lord Monk was Prior of the cell.
The Rule of good St. Benet or St. Maur
As old and strict he tended to ignore;
He let go by the things of yesterday
And took the modern world's more spacious way.
He did not rate that text at a plucked hen
which says that hunters are not holy men
And that a monk uncloistered is a mere
Fish out of water, flapping on the pier,
That is to say a monk out of his cloister.
That was a text he held not worth an oyster;
And I agreed and said his views were sound;
Was he to study till his head went round
Poring over books in cloisters? Must he toil
As Austin bade and till the very soil?
Was he to leave the world upon the shelf?
Let Austin have his labor to himself.
This Monk was therefore a good man to horse;
Greyhounds he had, as swift as birds, to course.
Hunting a hare or riding at a fence
Was all his fun, he spared for no expense.
I saw his sleeves were garnished at the hand
With fine gray fur, the finest in the land,
And on his hood, to fasten it at his chin
He had a wrought-gold, cunningly fashioned pin;
Into a lover's knot it seemed to pass.
His head was bald and shone like looking-glass;
So did his face, as if it had been greased.
He was a fat and personable priest;
His prominint eyeballs never seemed to settle.
They glittered like the flames beneath a kettle;
Supple his boots, his horse in fine condition.
He was a prelate fit for exhibition,
He was not pale like a tormented soul.
He liked a fat swan best, and roasted whole.
His palfrey was as brown as is a berry.
After reading that you have to answer these questions
Appearance: Record the language that indicates your character's appearance, clothing, "vehicle", trappings, etc. Use actual quotes or paraphrase.
Behavior: Record the language or the images that refer to the behavior of your character, his relationship with others, job/employment behavior, "fame", or actions on the pilgrimage. Use actual quotes, paraphrases, or inferences to support your conclusions.
Beliefs: Record the language which refers to ideas, thoughts, decisions, attitudes, ethics, likes and dislikes which your character expresses, and any indication of personal philosophy.
Prediction: With all that you know about your character, predict what his tale will be about? What will be the moral/point of the tale?
Evaluation: In a complete paragraph, answer the following questions - What do these things tell you about this character? What is your opinion of this person's morality? What do you feel Chaucer was trying to point out about this person and his position in society?
thanks you guy in advance for helping me. i did a couple of these question but i dont know if it is right so i want your help.