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The Canterbury Tales is about a group of pilgrims who venture onto Canterbury for a "pilgrimage" which most used for a break from their usual labors and happen to meet The Ho…st in the Tabbard Inn who proposes a challenge for the most entertaining & moral tale to be told in return for all the pilgrims to pay for the best meal for the best tale. Each would tell two from and back Canterbury but most were never completed or are rumored.
The Parson is a religious figure in the Canterbury Tales. He is possibly the only honest to God figure who doesn't hold himself in such high reguards as to be full of himself.…
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The first section of the Canterbury Tales, where the pilgrims are introduced, is usually called the Prologue.
Alison - the Wife of Bath - is the only unaccompanied woman on the pilgrimage. She is deaf from an injury sustained in a fight with one of her several husbands (Alison is mult…iply widowed - and suggests that her husbands were not the only men in her life). She is dressed quite glamorously with elaborate scarfs and red stockings (very tasty to look at, but not ideal as traveling clothes) and has done quite a bit of traveling previous to this pilgrimage: Rome, Italy; Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Cologne, Germany; and other famous Pilgrimage destinations. She has even visited Jerusalem in the Holy Land three times. (It is likely that Alison herself tells the other pilgrims about all her traveling). Alison is carrying quite a bit of spare weight, and is very red in the face (which suggests she may have the beginnings of coronary problems). She has a big gap between her two front teeth (probably - the English is not completely clear on this) and loves laughing and joking with the other pilgrims.
The Pardoner seems to have an unusually close friendship with the Summoner (the two sing a suggestive lovesong in harmony together). The Pardoner has lanky yellow hair w…hich he wears shoulder-length - he seems very proud of it, since he refuses to wear a hat. He is pop-eyed and both speaks and sings in a squeaky voice. One of the most unusual features of the Pardoner is that he has no facial hair. Rather unusually, Chaucer remarks that several of the saints' relics in which the Pardoner deals are fakes.
he was a knight at the begining
They are preparing to travel from London to Canterbury.
The Prioress in Canterbury Tales was named Madam Eglantyne, sang nasally, spoke French poorly, had respectable table manners, was sensitive (cried if her small dogs died), wor…e jewelry, had a high forehead (which was considered a beautiful trait in that era), and wore a brooch which said "Amor vincit omnia." The description given in The Canterbury Tales' Prologue depicted her to be contradictory of what was expected of a nun/prioress. Later on in The Prioress' Tale, the reader is shown that the Prioress herself is guilty of the sin of Wrath although she is supposed to be a woman of God, and therefore all-loving and all-merciful.
All the characters in Canterbury Tales