Lines 270-279: The old woman sees how unhappy the knight is and asks him to reveal why. She will refute each of his complaints. What are his reasons that he’s unhappy?
She’s old, plain, poor, low-class
Lines 274-279: Is the knight’s reaction to the old woman an example of direct or indirect characterization? What does it reveal about his character?
Indirecthe is egotistical & shallow. He places too much emphasis on rank & appearance
Lines 280-352: Explain how the old woman refutes the knight’s claim that she is not of “gentle birth.”
Gentle birth is gentleness/kindness; it doesn’t come from social rank, but it comes from God. It’s kindness and virtuous—the way one treats another. It’s based on how one acts, not on who the parents are
Lines 353-382: How does the old woman respond to the knight’s claim that she is poor?