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Why is Chaucer's Tales considered to be a frame narrative?

  • Question 9a of 10 - Structure of The Canterbury Tales

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  • Question Type: Multiple Choice
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  • Question: Why is Chaucer's Tales considered to be a frame narrative?
  • Answers:
  1. Because it consists of tales told by pilgrims, who are depicted by a fictional narrator created by the author
  2. Because they include stories that are religious in nature
  3. Because the story takes place within the frame of a pilgrimage to Canterbury
  4. Because each tale told by the pilgrims is fictional, but the actual dialogue of the pilgrims themselves is assumed to be factual

The correct answer is: Because it consists of tales told by pilgrims, who are depicted by a fictional narrator created by the author.

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