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Cantebury Tales Characters
Terms in this set (30)
Been to the crusades
Loves chivalry and honor
Modest, meek as a maiden
Gaily dress (flower patterned tunic)
Can sing, draw, dance, joust, and play the flute
Cropped hair, tanned complexion.
Has peacock feathered arrows; keeps them in great shape.
Carries a bow, arrows, a baldric, and a horn.
Has a St. Christopher's medal
Eats very daintily.
Sings through her nose.
Loves her little dogs, which she feeds expensive food.
Called Madame Eglantine.
Prides herself on etiquette and good manners.
Speaks poor French.
Wears an amulet that reads "Love Conquers All"
Tanned, shiny bald head, shiny face.
Despises traditional religion.
Wears fur on his cuffs.
Loves to eat plump, roasted swan.
Gay, merry, wanton man--seeker of pleasure.
Supposed to beg for his living.
Offers penance in exchange for money, goods, etc.
Marries off women (whom he probably seduced).
Carries trinkets to woo women.
Has a lily-white neck.
Lisps to make his speech sound sweet.
Talks about how much money he's making.
Boasts about his knowledge of English economics.
Never loses money in his bargains.
Skilled at disguising his debt.
The narrator does not know his name.
Borrows money from friends, says prayers for their souls in exchange.
Uses money to buy books instead of food.
Wears a threadbare cloak.
Would rather read Aristotle than anything in the world.
Gladly would learn, and gladly teach.
Pretends to be busier than he actually is.
Charges much for negotiating the sale of land.
Writes legal documents that nobody can find fault with.
Know all of the statutes and laws by heart.
Considers himself more important than he actually is.
Beard white as a daisy.
Occasionally serves in the Parliament.
Epicurean - eat, drink, and be merry.
His house is always full of delicious food and fine wine.
His table is permanent.
Very generous; known for his hospitality.
Skilled physician, top of his trade.
Knows the cause of every illness.
Practices astrology, treating his patients when he thinks the stars are best aligned.
Well-read in medical texts, but not in the Bible.
Values gold, which is the "best medicine."
The Wife of Bath
Skilled weaver, makes money.
Thinks highly of herself.
Wears red stockings and supple new shoes.
Has been married five times.
Has had many love affairs.
Is very open about female sexuality.
Knows the remedies to love.
Is partly deaf (because her last husband used to throw a book at her.)
Has large hips.
Believes that women should have control over their own lives.
An idealized character.
Virtuous, devout, diligent, and patient.
Educated, a clerk.
Teaches his parishioners the tenets of Christianity.
Generous, even though he doesn't make much money. He will give offerings to the poor and needy.
Trusts God, and he bears his troubles patiently.
He is not contemptuous of sinners.
He is not arrogant.
The Parson's brother.
Industrious: a good and true laborer.
Loves God and pays his tithes to the church without complaining.
Follows Christ's commandments to love God and to love one's neighbor as one's self.
Rides an inferior mare and is humbly dressed.
The stereotype of a dishonest man.
Rich villager, concerned only with his own profits.
Broad shouldered, plump face, thick red beard.
Fat nose with hairy wart on top.
He is an expert in stealing grain.
"An honest miller hath a golden thumb."
Tells vulgar jokes.
Likely to start a fight.
Plays the bagpipes.
Buys provisions for lawyers and students at the temple near the Strand.
Dishonest. He always makes a profit from his deals.
He is able to trick his masters, some of the best lawyers in the country.
One rank above a bailiff, but not very high-ranking.
Knows people's secrets and blackmails them.
Richer than his lord; often lends him money.
Rides a farm horse named Scot.
Responsible for summoning sinners before the ecclesiastical courts.
Bright red face, covered with pimples that nothing can cure.
Patchy skin and scabby eyebrows.
Likes to eat garlic, onions, and leeks.
Fond of wine.
Allows a sinner to keep a mistress for a bottle of wine.
He is illiterate and ignorant, misspeaking Latin phrases while drunk.
Will forgo excommunication if someone pays him off, and threatens people with excommunication in order to get them to pay.
Flaxen hair, like wax.
Has a voice like a goat.
Sings and preaches well, and uses this to convince people to donate money to him.
Questionable masculinity--he is impotent or perverted.
He carries fake relics to sell.
Bumbling, not a very good writer.
Passes judgement on the pilgrims.
Thinly veiled modesty topos.
Named Harry Bailey.
Not very complex.
Generally warm, generous, interested in the pilgrims.
Travels with the Guildsmen.
Good at cooking, especially chicken pie.
Has a nasty running ulcer on his leg.
A large man.
Occasionally steals from his customers.
Uncomfortable with horses.
Knows all of the sea ports.
Haberdasher, dyer, weaver, tapestry maker, and carpenter.
Well-dressed in gold and blue.
Their wives are glad to be called Madame.
Characters that are related
The Squire and The Knight= Father and Son
The Plowman and The Parson= Brothers
Pilgrims that have names
Prioress/nun (Madame Englantine), The Reeve (Oswald), The Friar (Hubert)
Where are the Pilgrims going?
Why are they going to Cantebury?
To worship the relics of St. Thomas Beckett
Where is the Tabard Inn?
Pilgrims traveling together
1. Knight, Squire, Yeoman
2. Madame Englantine, 3 Priests, 1 Nun
3. The Lawyer, The Franklin
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