the canterbury tales project

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4th block project / Children's book

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  • The Canterbury Tales The Knights Tale
  • The Knight begins his tale with the story of Theseus, a prince, who married Hippolyta, the queen of Scythia, and brought her and her sister, Emelye, back to Athens with him after conquering her kingdom of Amazons.
  • While Theseus was riding back with his new wife, a woman in black stopped to say that a Lord named Creon tossed the bodies of their husbands. Theseus wanted revenge.
  • Theseus vanquished Creon, and when the soldiers were disposing of the bodies they found two young knights, Arcite and Palamon, two royal cousins, not quite dead.
  • Arcite and Palamon passed their time imprisoned in a tower in Athens until they saw emelye in a nearby garden, they both fell immediately in love.
  • They fight over her and call each other traitor, soon Arcite is released by the request of Pirithous and Palamon is still imprisoned
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