Canterbury Tales Characters

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Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales characters and descriptions

Knight

distinguished, noble, gentil, nice, dressed humbly

Squire

knight in training, curly locks, 20 yrs old, player

Yeoman

lots of equiptment, tavels alot, loyal, proper forester

Nun

fat, big forehead, independant, has a dog

Monk

looks more like a Lord, gray fur, fat, lazy, fish eyes, loves hunting

Friar

rich, Hubert, mery, godless, has women, too much money, creepy, popular

Merchant

golden thumb, forking beard, colorful dress, dainty boots, actually in debt

Cleric

very poor, student, love the Bible, loves learning, quiet

Lawyer

multicolored coat, wise, discreet, greedy, less busy than he seems to be

Franklin

white beard, ruddy complextion, Santa, pleasure seeker, loves food...alot

The Guildsman

worthy, alderman, wealthy, want to be seen, want to move up in rankings

Cook

ulcer on his knee, good at what he does

Skipper

tan, beard, ignored rules of conscience, stole things, well traveled

Doctor

blood red clothes, good talker, love of gold, always prescribing things

Wife of Bath

gap in teeth, bold, love of travel, 5 husbands, like to laugh and chat, always 1st to alter for the wrong reason, extravagant dress

Parson

dressed humbly, poor man's pastor, generous, caring, smart, fair, good example, holy minded

Plowman

Parson's brother, honest worker, perfect charity, loved God, good and hard worker

Miller

thumb of gold, fat, stout, red beard - sly, cunning, war on nose, not honest, good at stealing

Manciple

nice, illiterate, frugal, good baragin hunter, knows how to rip people off

Reeve

old, thin, closely shaven beard, horse named Scot, lean legs, rusty blade, bad-tempered, feared man, rich, good at ripping people off

Summoner

call people to court, rosy face, boils everywhere, narrow eyes, black scabby brows, thin beard, children afraid of, drunk, nobel scoundrel, dishonest, blackmails people

Pardoner

pardon people from sins, sold relics, long yellow hair, bulging eyes, high voice, no beard, femanine, hypocrite, greedy, dishonest

Host

big, bright eyes, merry hearted, striking

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