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canterbury tales characters

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The Knight
Chivalrous, kind, truthful, honorable, noble, courteous.
Line75: "Speaking of his equiptment, he possessed Fine horses, but he was not gaily dressed."
The Squire
Son of Knight, lover, cadet,lad of fire, young, flamboyant
Line 94: "He was as fresh as is the month of May."
The Yeoman
Man of Forest
Line 112: "He knew the whole of woodcraft up and down."
The Nun
Enjoys wordly goods, Madam Eglantyne, hoeish, dresses nice, has a dog
Line 122: "There also was a Nun, a Prioress,"
The Monk
Hunter, cares for others, wasnt a good monk
Line 169: "A Monk there was, one of the finest sort Who rode the country; hunting was his sport
The Friar
Marries off pregnant
Line 212: "There was a Friar, a wanton one and merry, A Limiter, a very festive fellow."
The Merchant
Wealthy trades furs in debt
Line 280: "THere was a Merchant with a forking beard And Motely dress; high on his horse he sat.."
The Oxford Cleric
Peasant, student, poor, very intelligent
Line 307: "Though a philospher, as I have told, He had not found the stone for making gold."
The Lawyer
Hard worker, honest, poor
Line 322: "Discreet he was, a man to reverance, or so he seemed, his sayings were so wise."
The Franklin
Rich landowning, entertaining
Line 343: "A sanguine man, high-colored and benign, He loved a morning sop of cake in wine."
The Guildsmen
Union Members: A Haberdasher, A Dyer, A Carpenter, A Weaver, and a Carpet-Maker
Line 373: "Among our ranks, all in the livery Of one impressive guild-fraternity."
The Cook
Tasty food, has a knee ulcer
Line 397: "As for blancmange, he made it with the best."
The Skipper
Kills prisoners, lacks a conscience
Line 400: "He rode a farmer's horse as best he could, In a woolen gown that reached his knee."
The Doctor
Perfectionist, can cure almost all of them, not very biblical
Line 432: "He was a perfect practicing physician."
The Wife of Bath
Seems to be a professional wife, married times, loves marriage and sex, likes money and attire
Line 455: "A worthy woman from beside Bath city Was with us, somewhat deaf, which was a pity."
The Parson
Holy-minded, poor, good man
Line 497: "A holy-minded man of good renown There was, and poor, the Parson toa town, yet he was rich in holy and thought."
The Plowman
honest man, good, true, loves God
Line 542: "He was an honest worker, good and true, Living in peace and perfect charity..."
The Miller
fat guy, big and brawn
Line 561: "The Miller was a chap of sixteen stone, A great stout fellow big in brawn and bone."
The Manciple
Not Godly, knowledgable
Line 587: "In buying victuals, he was never rash whether he bought on credit or paid cash."
The Reeve
old, thin, shaven, lean, trim
Line 609: "Just like a priest in front;his legs were lean, Like sticks they were,no calf was to be seen."
The Summoner
Face on fire, narrow eyes, thin beard, only spoke in Latin
Line 643: "His eyes were narrow, He was as hot and lecherous as a sparrow
The Pardoner
Gentle, yellow, smooth, had locks, shoulders, holy relic, bulging eye balls, didnt have a beard, singer, noble, prevarication, made monkeys of the priest and congregation
Line 695: "This Pardoner had hair as yellow as wax, Hanging dwn smoothly like a hank of flax."
The Host
Very Good, served the finest victuals, joker, merry-hearted man
Line 776: "There was so manly attribute he lacked, Whats more he was a merry-hearted man."
The Prologue Is...
Frame Story:a secondary story or stories embedded in the main story.
Thomas Ebeckit
was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church and was murdered by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after his death, he was canonised by Pope Alexander III.