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Why did Chaucer depict socially superior people as morally inferior in the Tales?

  • Question 10c of 10 - Structure of The Canterbury Tales

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  • Question: Why did Chaucer depict socially superior people as morally inferior in the Tales?
  • Answers:
  1. He was angry at authority.
  2. He was inviting readers to question whether position is equal to virtue.
  3. He was trying to appeal to the masses and get as many laughs as possible.
  4. He was following a form of Italian farce.

The correct answer is: He was inviting readers to question whether position is equal to virtue.

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