How Does Chaucer Describe Franklin, Merchant And Friar In The Prologue? Be Critical.


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Franklin means a free man and in society at that time a free man was a person who was neither serving a lord as vassal nor from the nobility. The character of Chaucer is a connoisseur of wine and food and he keeps his tables laid with both at all times of the day.

The Merchant is not a member of the nobility and doesn’t have a rank but he is a powerful member of the society due to his trade of Furs and clothes which mostly come from Flanders.

The friar is a priest who is not linked to any monastery and keeps on roaming. He accepts bribes and also befriends rich men and young women for offering his services.

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