The Canterbury Tales
Almoner: officer of a monastery who helped the poor and sick.
Barber Surgeon: shaved the faces and tonsured of the monks and performed light surgery.
Cantor: lead the choir.
Cellarer: supervised provisioning of the monastery.
Infirmarian: in charge of the infirmary.
Lector: entrusted with reading the lessons in church.
Sacrist: responsible for the safe keeping of books, vestments , and for the maintenance of the monasterys buildings.
Prior: apprentice of the abbot.
What does the need tell us?
What is his social standing?
What would his day to day life be like?
Provide medical care to he community
Copy religious manuscripts
In the story: hunting and horse riding.
What doesn't Chaucer not include?
What modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why?
He loves to hunt and travel.
He could care less of his typical practices, and has more love of the sport.
He rode many pretty horses.
He ignored authority and went with more modern practices.
Ignored those who said hunters weren't holy men and went with his way.
and i agreed that his views were sound.
Was he to study until his head explode and drowned himself in books.
Therefore this monk was a good man to his horse and his dogs that were swift as birds.
He has lots of fun, he spared no expense.
Wore the finest fur in the land.
With a bald head so shiny it looked like a looking glass and a face that had been greased.
With prominent eyeballs that glittered like flames.
His horse was brown as a berry.
What Lines Best Describe your Characters Physical Appearance?
What Line Describes your Characters Personality?
He could care less of his typical practices and has more love of the sport.
What Specific Words Add to your Understanding?
2. Lines: 182; hunters aren't holy men.