Which Pilgrim has an ulcer on his knee?
Summary: The Cook is part of the new Middle class (the working class), he cooks for everyone in the pilgrimage. Chaucer shows pity and criticism for this pilgrim in his mentioning of the ulcer on his knee.
What does this description say about the Pardoner’s character?
Chaucer’s description of the Pardoner suggests he’s part of the Middle Age’s emerging middle class. He is well-dressed and groomed; Chaucer even describes him as a bit of a dandy, a man overly concerned with his appearance.
Was there his horse was thinner than a rake?
…his horse was thinner than a rake, and he was not too fat i undertake… …so had set his wits to work, none knew he was in debt… To ride abroad had followed chivalry, Truth, honor, generousness and courtesy.
What does he loved so hotly that till dawn grew pale he slept as little as a nightingale mean?
In fact, it can be seen in the prologue that “he loved so hotly that till dawn grew pale, he slept as little as a nightingale” meaning that he literally chose love over sleep most nights.
Why is the Wife of Bath on the pilgrimage?
One of the main and most interesting characters of The Canterbury Tales is the Wife of Bath who sets out on the pilgrimage in search of her sixth husband.
What social class is the Manciple?
In Medieval society, the Manciple was apart of the lower middle class. However, he was at the higher end of his class. A Manciple’s role in Medieval society was to be an officer of a college, monastery or law firm.
Who kept the gold he won in pestilences?
|Yet he was rather close as to expenses/And kept the gold he won in pestilences./Gold stimulates the heart, or so we’re told/He therefore had a special love of gold||doctor|
|He was an honest worker, good and true,/Living in peace and perfect charity||plowman|
Who knew the taverns well in every town?
|Who “knew the taverns well in every town and every innkeeper and barmaid” better than “lepers, beggars, and that crew”?||Friar|
|Who “romped like a puppy” to be prompt on settling days?||Friar|
|Whose name was Hubert?||Friar|
|Who was “the finest beggar of his batch”?||Friar|
Which character slept as little as a nightingale?
Short was his gown, the sleeves were long and wide; He knew the way to sit a horse and ride. He could make songs and poems and recite, Knew how to joust and dance, to draw and write. He loved so hotly that till dawn grew pale He slept as little as a nightingale.
Who is brimful of Pardons?
Brimful of pardons come from Rome all hot. He had the same small voice a goat has got. From his own goods and Easter offerings. He found sufficiency in little things. He could make songs and poems and recite. Knew how to joust and dance, to draw and write. He slept as little as a nightingale. His nostrils were as black as they were wide.
Why are pardons important in the Pardoner’s tale?
Pardons are simply a forgiveness of a crime or wrongdoing. This is important to the Pardoner’s Tale, however, because he is a pardoner! The Pardoner admits that he sells relics, and indulgences as a means to get people to pay him. He then gives people pardons for their wrongdoings.
What is a presidential pardon and how does it work?
A presidential pardon is an official expression of forgiveness that removes the civil penalties—restrictions on the right to vote, hold elected office, and sit on a jury, for example—and, often, the stigma attached to criminal convictions.
What kind of hair did the Pardoner have?
In the General Prologue, the Pardoner is said to have long, flowing blonde hair. Chaucer describes the Pardoner and mentions that he has very many souvenirs from his trip to Rome. The crookedness of the Pardoner is explored as Chaucer mentions that the Pardoner uses fake relics and indulgences to manipulate people into paying the Pardoner.