the franklin

the canterbury Tales

what specific occupation does your character practice?

Franklin is a gentry landowner, nobility and entertains everybody.
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what does the need for this occupation tell us about the time period?

The Franklin's occupation tells us that everyone in the time period was very trustworthy. The Franklin trusted everyone that came to his house, regardless of who you were. In today's society, you have to really know a person and trust them if you let them in your house.
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What was his or her social standing?

the Franklin was high up on a social ladder because he knew everybody and his job was one of the most important jobs there was.
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what might your character's day to day life be like?

The Franklin's day to day life is spent preparing his house during the day for guests during the evening.
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what details about this character does Chaucer not include?

what modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why?

A modern day occupation that would relate to The Franklin's occupation is the owner of a bed & breakfast.
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