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Knight

loved chivalry, truth, honor, freedom, courtesy

Knight

there for the fall of Alexandria

Knight

fought in 15 battles

Knight

good horses

Knight

drab clothing: fustian tunic, dark and stained

Knight

true, perfect, gentle

Squire

young man

Squire

of average height

Squire

sang and played the flute all day

Squire

wore bright clothing

Squire

knew how to ride horses well

Squire

polite, modest, able, served his father at meal times

Squire

ladies man: player

Squire

had yellow curls and dressed beautifully

Squire

was out with women til the very early hours of the morning

Yeoman

servant to the knight and squire

yeoman

wore a coat and hood of green

Yeoman

his arrows had peacock feathers on them

Yeoman

head like a nut, very tan

Yeoman

he knew woodcraft well--made furniture

Yeoman

wore a St. Christopher medal--protected travelers

Prioress

Madam Eglantine

Prioress

very distinguished family--rich

Prioress

superior of her group of nuns

Prioress

when angry she would say, "Oh Saint Loye"--patron saint of gold jewelry

Prioress

spoke French, well educated and most likely tutored

Prioress

excellent manners

Prioress

had little dogs she fed from the table

Prioress

wore a broach that says in Latin, "Love Conquers All"

Monk

kept many horses in his stable

Monk

ignored rules of St. Benedict

Friar

wanton--immoral

Friar

lured young woman with things they want

Friar

sold women into marriage

Friar

partier

Friar

special license from Pop to hear confession and give penance

Friar

sang well and played the hurdy gurdy

Friar

knew the taverns well in every town

Friar

tried to get money out of everyone, even poor widows

Friar

name is Hubert

merchant

forked beard

merchant

in debt but no one kenw it

merchant

wore a beaver hat

merchant

expert at exchanging money

merchant

wishes there were sea police

merchant

narrator likes him--worthy man

clerk

professional student at Oxford

Clerk

never leaves school

clerk

coat is thread bare

clerk

if he needed money he got it from his friends and in return he'd pray for them

clerk

gladly would he learn and gladly would he teach

sergeant at the law

lawyer

sergeant at the law

seemed busier than he was

sergeant at the law

speculator in land

sergeant at the law

knew all the cases since William the Conqueror (1066)

sergeant at law

perfect writing

sergeant at law

coat and a sash

franklin

white, bearded

franklin

cake and wine for breakfast

franklin

was Epicurus--like the finer things

franklin

snowed in his house of meat and drink

franklin

great entertainer

franklin

knight of the shire--auditor: collected taxes

franklin

served in Parliament

franklin

not born to aristocracy, won the title

franklin

had a cellar on earth no one could match

guildsman

haberdasher, carpenter, weaver, dyer, tapestry maker

guildsman

dressed in uniform of guild

guildsman

pure silver knife

guildsman

their wives wanted to be called madams and have servant girls pick up their dresses so they dont' get dirty

guildsman

pretentious

cook

brewmaster

cook

he can take a sip of beer and know which tavern it came from

cook

he has an ulcer on his leg

skipper

from Dartmouth

skipper

rode a horse as best he could

skipper

he was a good fellow but he stole wine

skipper

he knows tides and ship courses and moons

skipper

any prisoners he captured walked the plank

skipper

ships name was Madeline

doctor

grounded in astonomy

doctor

was not always honest by how he made his money

doctor

associated with the Apothecary

doctor

prescribed meds to people who didn't need them

doctor

made most of his money treating the plague

doctor

special love for gold

wife of bath

deaf in one ear

wife of bath

wore 10lbs of linen on her head on Sunday

wife of bath

had 5 hustbands

wife of bath

been to Jerusalem three times

wife of bath

wore red stockings

wife of bath

gap toothed--attractive

wife of bath

will tell you anything you need to know about marriage

plowman

most humble of all

plowman

God he loved best with his whole heart and loved his neighbors as himself

plowman

he payed his 10% tithes in full even though he is one of the poorest

plowman

brother to the parson

parson

if gold rusts what will iron do

parson

neighborhood priest

parson

shepard and no mercenary

parson

Christ's teachings and 12 apostles he taught

miller

about 230lbs, wrestler

miller

he could break a door off by it hinges or break through it with his head

miller

red beard

miller

wart on the end of his nose

miller

foul mouth and loved to tell dirty tavern stories

miller

had a thumb of gold: rips off everyone just a little bit and over time it becomes a lot

miller

he plays the bagpipes

manciple

business agent of a company of lawyers

manciple

caterers might follow his example: buy food at good prices and sell it back at higher prices

manciple

illiterate man

manciple

can outsmart the lawyers and those who are educated

miller

lives debt free

the reeve

director of large landowner's farm

the reeve

thin, crank, and old

the reeve

skinny long legs, no calves, bony

the reeve

funniest looking character

the reeve

feared him like they feared the plague

the reeve

really good carpenter

the reeve

rides last in the entourage of Chaucer's pilgrims

summoner

brings people to court who go against church law

summoner

allowed people to pay off the blackmail he had on them

summoner

horrible looking man, patches on his face

summoner

bad sexual immorality

summoner

children were afraid of his face

summoner

loved garlic

summoner

when he was drunk he spoke Latin

pardoner

rode along with the summoner and they sang together

pardoner

hair as yellow as wax

pardoner

saved a portrait of Christ's face in his hat

pardoner

carried a pillow case that he claimed was his marriage veil

pardoner

claims to have a piece of a sail from St. Peter's ship

pardoner

has alleged relics

pardoner

had a jar of pig bones--saints

pardoner

sings best at offertory--during mass

pardoner

gets more money in a single day than another man would get in 2 months

host

Harry Bailey

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