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Roshni Sheth 4 th Block The Canterbury Tales Dinner This is the tale of five of the members of the pilgrimage to Canterbury. The parson, the monk, the knight, the squire, and the wife of bath reunited for dinner, and they sat at a round table. Each of them only spoke with the two people that they sat next to. The parson, seated next to the monk and wife of bath, tried to engage in religious conversation. He and the monk got into a heated discussion after the parson criticized the monk for his way of living. While monks are supposed to take certain vows, it seemed that the monk was living a well-off life. One might say that the parson was living his life as the monk should have been. He lived humbly, giving what he could to those even less fortunate than himself. Well, the monk took offense at the parson’s comments and tried to prove himself by displaying his manliness to the parson, which did little to impress him. The monk was involved in similar conversation with the knight, who also criticized the monk’s way of life. While the knight was manly like the monk, the knight showed
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