The Canterbury Tales | Study Guide

Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Canterbury Tales | Character Map

Harry Bailey "The Host" and master of ceremonies; owner of the Tabard Inn Wife of Bath Confident businesswoman; married five times Friar Preacher; lives on handouts Chaucer Sly narrator; hapless pilgrim Pardoner Sells indulgences; preaches against greed Knight Travels with son; shares story about a love triangle Miller Bagpiping buffoon; steals grain from customers Reeve Carpenter; manages estate with iron fist Berates Trade insulting stories Warns him to be civil Criticizes Give contrasting tales Exchange angry words Plays peacemaker Plays peacemaker
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