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Which of the following best explains why Chaucer's Tales is referred to as a frame narrative?

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

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  • Question: Which of the following best explains why Chaucer's Tales is referred to as a frame narrative?
  • Answers:
  1. The plot revolves around a situation in which one character is trying to extort money from the others.
  2. The narrator is an actual person, but the characters he describes in each pilgrim's tale are fictional and therefore part of a frame.
  3. Each pilgrim's tale is told by a character that is presented to the reader via the narrator, who is also a character.
  4. Each pilgrim tells a tale, which is then recorded by a scribe, who is also a character in the story.

The correct answer is: Each pilgrim's tale is told by a character that is presented to the reader via the narrator, who is also a character.

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