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Is Religion Always Held Sacred The Canterbury Tales contains many different characters and characteristics of people Chaucer does a very good job at describing and creating all of the characters Each person stands out in his or her own different way Also the tales that they tell match the characters personalities and ways of behaving Everyone in The Canterbury Tales exhibits many differences and similarities Religion and morals seem to be some of the most common similarities between Chaucers characters but just as they are the same they are also different The Priest and the Friar display many similarities Of those similarities there is one main idea that ties them together That idea is religion Both of them are traveling priests and preach the work of God Back in the period in which this story was written religion plays a very important role in society The priest and the friar serve a very important part in the community As priests they are to spread religion and help people find the path to holiness They may seem alike in many multiple ways but their characteristics and personalities separate these two greatly The both of them are religious but they are at both ends of the spectrum On one hand there is the priest He is a poor kind and giving man He taught the lore of Christ and of His 12 Apostles but first he followed it himself page 12 this quote from Chaucer is best fit to describe the teachings and devotion of the priest The priest was also a stationary man he live in one place and was fine staying in one area The friar on the other hand was a traveling priest and spread the word of God with him The priest was a very simple kind of person He did not need many possessions and belongings to make himself happy If money did happen to come upon his way he would
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