The Parson

By: Eric Martinez, Jeffrey Nelson, Issac Davis, Jimmy Ladd

Part I.

1. The Parson is also known as a clerk but he also serves as a priest and helps out on the Parish.

2. This shows that during this era the people would go to the parish to ask for help with their daily lives, as a clerk the kings and tax collectors needed input from the public in order to better suit them, since he was at the parish a lot, this was a key connection.

3. He was lower-middle class, or higher-low class.

4. He served as a preacher to the parish and would go and help them with any troubles that they found in their lives. He wouldn’t do any work for money.

5. Chaucer doesn’t include how old is he is nor does he include what exactly the Parson’s name is.

6. A preacher would do the same exact thing as a parson would back in the day, or when the Canterbury tales time was set.

Part II.

1. Although he was poor, the Parson was a man who was rich in thought of God.
He was also taught the ways of a clerk but mostly taught his parish about God.
He liked to help his parishioners and would not dare charge or take any fee.
He had a large flock but he would do everything in his power to help anyone who needed it during anytime of any day, rain or shine.
He taught his parish to be the same way as he, that money is not necessary to do good work for others (help your fellow man).

2. There were no lines that exactly describe his appearance in Canterbury Tales.

3. “Benign and wonderfully diligent”

4. Patient, priest, trust

5. Nay, wrought, benefice, tithes, reeve

Part III.

1. Chaucer’s opinion is that this character is a great man, and a man of God. He will lead as long as he has followers.

2. Lines 489-494.

3. Fadir-Father, thi-thy, forgyve-forgive, delivere-deliver, dayly-daily