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English 12

The senior English class is finishing their literature unit over the medieval period.  Throughout the unit, students focused on stories of King Arthur, traditional ballads, morality tales, and Geoffery Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.  

The Canterbury Tales tells the story of 30 people going on a pilgrimage.  While traveling, the characters tell stories to pass the time.  As a class, the seniors read "The Pardoner's Tale" and created "freeze frame" pictures in groups.  Students then split off into partners to read and tell other stories from the text.

After hearing that Death killed a young acquaintance, three drunkards (Trent Pekny, Libby Janousek, and Trine Svendsen) vow to find Death and kill him.

A disrespected old man (Bridget Dinslage) tells the three rioters (John Steffensmeier, Nick Urbanek, and Kaleb Papousek) where to find Death.

While they did not find death, the rioters are quickly distracted by finding a pile of gold.  Two of the rioters (Thomas Bunner and McKenzie Bahns) greedily plot to kill the third, who was sent to get food and wine.  

The youngest rioter (Hannah Baumert) is slain by the other two (Erika Rupprecht an Abbey Hamernik).  A tree (Stephen Gustin) watches over the murder.

Two of the rioters (Jesse Gall and Jadine Wiese) enjoy some wine after murdering the youngest rioter (Lucas Gurnsey).  They won't be celebrating for long; the wine was already poisoned by the youngest rioter.  Death WAS under the tree after all!

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