09/04/2014°General Prologue of Canterbury’s Tales continued (Chauncer) and Prio’stale°°ReviewNot supposed to value money – root of all evilValue be poor if you can = blessedWhy clergymen supposed to take value of property – and the monkMonk job is to educate others – but there are many strong hints he violates jobsFryer doesn’t hang around poor/needy – he hung around higher class and bars/taverns – likes women and boozeLine 245 Fryer says hanging around beggars are not profitable – he will be good when he has to and get something for it°°Character Descriptions Summoner is scary and ugly but similar to the fryer – will loan girlfriends for wine. More obvious version of fryer. Compared to Sparrow he makes a lot. Takes bribery. Knows one word of latinPersoun – church believes in him. One of the good fellows. Chaucer and narrator places him in story to restore faith in humanity. No official position, low status on totem pole. No distinctions other characters have oWouldn’t excommunicate others like some, but help them furtherFocus on clergy people because they shed a lot of light on charityPrior – charitable, compassionate, and tender-hearted. Misplaced sense of priorities (feeds dogs white bread and food that should go to needy people) Reason to doubt she’s charitable, because of her priorities oHer clothes are elegant, beads around arm that were covered with guaze-like thing. All gold°°Priores’s Tale (packet page 12)Prologue her speaking to Virgin Mary –stating Mary is a queen. Emphasizes contrast between her activity in church and holy Mary.