The Genre of  "The Nun's Priest's Tale¡¨

 I.  The definition of the beast fable

     A. One of the most popular stories in the Middle Ages.

     B. A story about animals, which are the embodiments of typical  human


     C. These cautionary anecdotes are brief.

     D. Carrying only one simple moral.


II. The genre "The Nun's Priest's Tale"

     A. The Romance about nobility and courtly love.

     B. Rhetorical debate over the significance of dreams.

     C. Christian misogyny.

     D. "The Nun's Priest's Tale"expands the form of traditional beast fable

        and enriches the content of it.

III.The Nun's Priest's Tale" is more than a traditional simple beast fable

     A. We have more than one moral.

     B. It contains other genres with the form of beast fable.


IV. Why Chaucer craft this story in that way

     A. Suggesting the passive readers should select what is valuable in a


     B. Without a fixed moral we gain the insight of the complexity of human