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The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Why is Cecilia able to convert everyone except Almachius?
  2. What is virginity's relationship to Christian spirituality? Why can't Cecilia have sex with her husband? After all, they're married, aren't they?
  3. Who the heck is the Second Nun?
  4. Why, of all the virgin martyrs, did Chaucer choose Cecilia for "The Second Nun's Tale"? What does Cecilia do or say that Chaucer might be interested in?

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