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The Time Period and People of Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer is one of the greatest authors of his time His distinctive use of characters in his literary works is one of a kind Chaucers works were accomplished during the Middle Ages During this time period the whole community revolved around the church the village and the surrounding farmland The Middle Ages were heroic entertaining romantic harsh uncertain and often dangerous Throughout these times Chaucer writes about the people and focuses on the certain ideas of each one Chaucer condemns commends or neutralizes each person he writes about In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer writes about numerous characters that are on their way to make a pilgrimage Chaucer uses a form of allegory in this tale Each characters name is what hisher profession is but not each character accurately fits their common description Most of the people during Chaucers time are condemned The Nun and the Monk are two examples of this The Nun was a person who was not really living up to her name She was not a typical nun A typical nun would not take typical oaths and feed animals over people For She used to weep if she saw a mouse Caught in a trap if it were dead or bleeding And she had little dogs she would be feeding The Monk was also not a typical Monk He wore gold jewelry and had classy attire The Host saw his sleeves were garnished at the hand With fine gray fur the finest in the land The three rioters in the Pardoners Tale were also condemned They became greedy stopped and were willing to stop at nothing to get the florins This caused their death They caused their own death There were also a few people who were commended The Parson and the Plowman are two examples The Parson always went out of his way to help others and did unnecessary things to
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