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Although we can see some changes in types of characters people today are relatively the same as they were during the Middle Ages Some Chaucerian characters such as the Parson the Summoner or even the Doctor can relate characteristically to modern-day charactersWhen compared with the Chaucerian Doctor the stereotypical modern-day witch doctor relates similarly With few exceptions such as types of clothing the Doctor and witch doctor are different The brightly colored expensively made clothesll 449-450 would be substituted for dark black flowing robes The Doctors eyes full of strength and intellect The witch full of power and demon possession Despite their differences their likeness of their actions are greatly similar They both make magic charms and effigiesl 428 with their demon possessed hands They create potions and supposed magical elixirs manifested from cited chants passed down from other generations They are perfect practicing physiciansl 432 given that they know the cause of every malady and infliction the body can withstandll 429430 They appear to many as one to provide an extended hand to anyone in need But there is a price to be paid for their services and their eyes cannot oversee the wealth that is due to them The Doctor then is the same as a witch doctor now with their appearances different but their intentions and thoughts the sameStereotypes are seen only in the imagination And it is in the imagination from which a television evangelist is characteristically similar to Geoffrey Chaucers Summoner The evangelist is a deceiver to many He quotes scripture of Biblical content to put forth an act or display that he might appear unto others as a man of God The Summoner is much the same When he is drunks he babbles relentlessly of common Latin phrases that he had memorized from the Church servicesll 655-659 The Summoner has been referred to be as hot and lecherous as a sparrowl 640 giving new meaning to the purpose of
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