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How does the second dervish lose his right eye?
The king’s daughter fights the Ifrit’s magic and returns the prince to human form, but dies in the process. The dervish loses his eye during the fight.
Who revives the hunchback?
Last, the tailor makes his admission of guilt, and is about to be executed when a barber demands to be heard by the sultan. He stops the execution, and revives the hunchback, who had, in fact, been in a sort of coma all along.
What does the ox learn from the donkey?
So the main idea behind this tale is, if you desire to help a friend, do so in a way that will not bring your friend’s burdens upon yourself. Many times we have found our self in a situation like the donkey’s, but it is very important to think before rushing to someone’s aid.
How does the merchants tale end?
When the Merchant ends his tale, the Host says he wants to be preserved from women like May, but his wife does have a babbling, shrewish tongue and many more vices. He bitterly regrets that he is tied to her for life but hopes no one will mention it because women have ways of finding out.
What explanation does the demon’s prisoner give the brothers for why she collects her lovers rings?
What explanation does the demon’s prisoner give the brothers for why she collects her lovers’ rings? The rings symbolize nothing other than proof that women can obtain whatever they desire.
Why did January go blind?
Immediately after this Januarie is struck blind, although it is not explained why, though Chaucer’s suggestion is that his vanity, lust and general immorality have rendered him blind in body and in moral judgment. This disability, however, spiritually serves Januarie well.
What is ironic about the merchant in Canterbury Tales?
In medieval England, to be in debt was a sign of weak morals. So when Chaucer tells us that the Merchant was a “worthy man withal,” we can probably take that a bit ironically. In the Merchant’s Prologue, we learn that he is unhappily married to a shrewish woman who could win a fight against the devil.