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Canterbury Tales

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Alison
cheating on her husband, slutty, compared to primrose, confident
Knight
focused on chivalry but digresses and gets distracted, God is his priority, wears sweaty shirt fresh from battle
Miller
wallows in vulgarity, opposite of Knight, not at all interested in propriety, loud, large
Partlet
hen, tells Chanticleer not to worry
Sultaness
evil Muslim, kills everyone at her son's wedding except Constance
Prioress
love conquers all, propriety, priorities are messed up
Arcite
cousin who fought over Emily, courtly love, compares love with death, prays to Mars that he will win, gets married to Emily but then dies
Griselda
married to Walter, tested so many times, doormat, too extremely loyal
Constance
sent sailing around, God on her side, very Catholic, never talks
Chanticleer
rooster, Partlet is favorite of his wives, worries about fate versus free will, flatterable, tricks fox
Monk
wears fur, hunts
Friar
pimp, rich
Priest
not satirized, good, honest
Plowman
priest's brother, not satirized, hard worker, helpful
Sultan
in love with Constance before he even sees her, willing to convert to Christianity for her
Emily
innocent, compared to Lily, wishes to remain a virgin, very beautiful
Wife of Bath
5 husbands, gap toothed, rich, potentially killed off husbands? happiest with the husband who abused her because they were even
Loathly Lady
tells knight that what women desire most is control, secretly beautiful but looks really ugly
Choir boy
killed by Jews for singing the Alma Redemptoris
Pardoner
very sinful, sells fake relics, corrupts indulgences for personal gain, has each of the seven deadly sins, but his worth is sloth/despair, which he wallows in