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The Monk and the Friar are people who separated themselves from the ordinary way of life to devote themselves to their religion They devote themselves to work study and pray When one thinks of these people they imagine of someone honesty someone can be trusted and would more than likely to help other people However these people in The Canterbury Tales are nothing like the usual monk and friar that people imagine In fact they all dress act and do things the opposite from what they suppose to do I find it interesting how Chaucer the narrator and author of The Canterbury Tales reveals the character in specific pilgrims by showing their characteristics in the way they dress and look the things they do and how they act The Monk one of the twenty-nine pilgrims that travel on a pilgrimage to the Canterbury in The Canterbury Tales is totally different from a regular monk that people describe He hunts hares and rides horses instead of studying praying and working This monk did not follow the rules of the monastery which say that monks should not hunt be reckless or leaves the monastery instead they should pray and perform manual labor In addition to become a monk one should takes vows of poverty chastity and obedience promising to own no property to refrain from sexual activity and to obey superiors This monk did not do what he supposes to do and ignores all these rules Chaucer shows that the monk does not care about these rules when he says Hunting was his sport A manly man to be an Abbot able many a dainty horse he had in stable and when he says Hunting a hare or riding at a fence was all his fun he spared for no expense Anderson 93 Dao 2 This specific pilgrim the Monk is different from a usual monk Especially his robe is different from all other monks Monks usually
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