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Canterbury Tales Characters

Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales characters and descriptions
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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