The drunken Miller claims that he has a tale as noble as the one the Knight had told. The knight lets the old woman choose, which, again, is the right answer, as she responds by letting him have his cake and eat it too: she transforms into a beautiful and faithful woman. He berates them with lofty tales inapplicable to their situation. The squire of the lord of the manor said that all will be corrected: the lord of the manor will make sure that the fart will be divided among all deserving friars. The narrator gives a descriptive account of twenty-seven of these pilgrims, including a Knight, Squire, Yeoman, Prioress, Monk, Friar, Merchant, Clerk, Man of Law, Franklin, Haberdasher, Carpenter, Weaver, Dyer, Tapestry-Weaver, Cook, Shipman, Physician, Wife, Parson, Plowman, Miller, Manciple, Reeve, Summoner, Pardoner, and Host. The Monk loves to hunt and is robust and masculine, while the friar, Friar Hubert, is an overtly immoral man who cares more about money and profit than truly helping men stay away from sin.
Through the Parson, one of the pilgrims, Chaucer is able to portray the life of… 2355 Words 10 Pages Chaucer's General Prologue and The Canterbury Tales , we can find any number of characters with these behavior distinctions if we examine them. He is of a noble rank, and therefore his behavior is one of good reputation honour. The summoner and the Devil travel onward to the house of the old woman the summoner was traveling to visit when the tale began. Summary and Analysis of The Summoner's Tale The Canterbury Tales Prologue to the Summoner's Tale: The Summoner was enraged by the tale that the Friar told. When Absolon begs Alisoun for a kiss, she sticks her rear end out the window in the dark and lets him kiss it. The Devil hears this and takes the summoner to hell with him. Each knight interprets the sign from the gods as saying that he has won, and neither is wrong.
The Host admonishes the Friar to tell something else, but the Summoner interrupts and says that, if the Friar tells an uncomplimentary tale about a summoner, he will in turn tell an uncomplimentary tale about a friar. In his sermons he begged for donations for the church and afterward he begged for charity from the local residents. The yeoman admits that he makes money by stealing and lying. The widow replied that she would not be able to go since she was unwell and asked for a copy of the summons so that her lawyer could reply to the charges against her. The most prominent… 931 Words 4 Pages Summary and Analysis of The Reeve's Tale Prologue to the Reeve's Tale: The reactions of the crowd to the Miller's Tale were mixed, although many laughed. His companions kill him to enrich their own shares, then drink the poison and die under the tree. He is a devout Christian, and loves to sing Alma Redemptoris Gracious Mother of the Redeemer.
On arriving, the summoner gives her a notice to appear before the archdeacon on the penalty of excommunication, but she claims that she is sick and cannot travel there. Aurelius hires a student learned in magic to create the illusion that the rocks have disappeared. The Friar finishes his tale by telling the other travelers that he could have described all the torments of hell experienced by the summoner, but he decided not to since the Summoner traveling with them is such a cry baby. Upon these words, the summoner and the devil disappeared into hell, the realm where summoners truly belong. His wife, thinking that her husband is actually one of the students, hits the miller over the head with a staff.
She was also humble in speech and avoided events in which her virtue could be compromised. After years of floating, Custance runs ashore in Northumberland, where a constable and his wife, Hermengyld, offer her shelter. Satan did, and twenty thousand friars swarmed out of his arse like bees from a hive. He says that he will tell a virtuous tale in prose. They proceed to the house of the widow. Their conversation soon turned to their occupations and the Summoner asked the Yeoman some way to make profits. There was a judge, Appius who governed the town who saw the knight's daughter, and lusted after… 1607 Words 7 Pages Summary and Analysis of The Clerk's Tale The Canterbury Tales Prologue to the Clerk's Tale: The Host remarks that the Clerk of Oxford sits quietly, and tells him to be more cheerful.
Out of anger, the man curses his situation and says that he wishes the devil would just take the horses and the cart and everything. Then in the episode of the farmer and his cart of hay, the reader learns that the authority of the demon is limited. The Christian minority in the town opened a school for their children in this city. In The Wife of Bath's Tale, authority is given over to a woman — a violation of medieval sense of hierarchy. The summoner strikes up a conversation, lying and saying that he is a bailiff since ''He dorste nat, for verray filthe and shame Seye that he was a somonour, for the name''.
The demon says that the man didn't really mean it, so he cannot take them. The devil claims that the summoner will meet him again someday and have more evidence of hell than had Dante or Virgil. Everyone draws from a bundle to select the first taletellers and the Knight is the fortunate soul who begins these tales on the way to Canterbury. The Host begs Chaucer to say something in prose with a sensible moral, and he replies with the long and long-winded prose Tale of Melibee. Palamon prays to Venus that he win the hand of Emelye, and Arcite prays to Mars for victory.
He whipped his horses but the cart refused to come unstuck. He says that he will tell a virtuous tale in prose. Along went this friar, house by house, until he came to the house of , a local resident who normally indulged him, and found him ill. Analysis The Friar's Tale and the next one, The Summoner's Tale, belong together as a unit because the Friar tells an uncomplimentary tale about a corrupt summoner, and the Summoner, in his turn, tells an uncomplimentary tale about a corrupt friar. The host reprimands him, saying he should be mindful of his social standing and that he should get straight on with his tale. One day, the summoner was traveling to issue a summons to an old widow, when he met a yeoman on the way, dressed in a green jacket.
At the banquet, she massacres her son and all the Christians except for Custance, whom she sets adrift in a rudderless ship. He's also known to be good in debate, and he helps settle disputes as needed, which isn't normal for a friar. Just as the Miller told his tale as a reaction… 441 Words 2 Pages Summary and Analysis of The Physician's Tale The Canterbury Tales The Physician's Tale: As Titus Livius tells us, there was once a knight called Virginius who had many friends, much wealth, and a loving wife and daughter. No further distribution without written consent. And his religious corruption didn't bother anyone in the company. The Friar's Tale The host tells the Friar that he should not poke fun at summoners, but the Friar explains that he is not afraid of the Summoner, and if the host has a problem with the story, he can bring it on. They make a stark contrast to each other, often even directly, with their characteristics as told by the narrator.