By: Kayla Wright
What specific occupation does your character practice? His duties where to live amoung the poor and beg on their behalf and to give his earnings to aid their struggle for livelihood.
What does the need for this occupation tell us about the time period? That many people were poor and needed help with their struggle to provide for themselves.
What was his or her social standing? He was part of the clergy and he was supposed to live amoungst the poor.
What might your character’s day to day life be like? His day to day life was full of wooing women with exspensive things and spending his time in taverns and innkeepers (240-242)
What details about this character does Chaucer not include? It didn't include that he would enlis the help of prostitutes who would shower their customers to the summoner in exchange for their own safety. So they'd offer sex to the summoners so theyd stay loyal to the Friar and he wouldnt be turned in for Lechery.
What modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why? The occupation most like the friar today would be a Priest, because they marry people and they also listen to peoples sins.
He was the most loyal of all the four orders
Hes very well spoken and easy with his words.
He married and gave all of his women gifts
of the fortune he could afford
He was very noble to his order
He was liked by all the women and people
he was very intimate with the women.
He was qualified to listen to confessions
He heard about peoples sins
In exchange for gifts.
In this he mad a decent living.
it was a sign he was greedy when gifts were given.
He knew he should give back but did not.
He took from the poor
with no regret or doubt.
People came to him to repent of their sins
He told them instead of crying they should give silver to him
he tricked them into thinking he was poor.
He kept knives and pins for the
pretty girls so he could give them too them.
his voice was gay and sturdy.
He was able to sing and play instruments very well.
He was always the champion of the hour at the sing-songs
His neck was white so he did not work in the field
but he could put someone down if he needed to
He knew where all the bars and taverns were
he also knew all the women in there very well.
He knew them better than a beggar and there crew
this show it was not right for a man of his position
Nothing good comes from the places he is known best
it only brings bad news
It showed his wealth and where
he made profit from.
He wasn't good at his service and he offened hurt people
The natural gift he had was hard to compare
he was a natural beggar and the best at it
And this paid his rent.
His brothers did not go where he went.
He could convince a widow with only one shoe to
give her last so that he had a little extra
in his pocket.
He walked around happy as could be with himself.
And for a small fee he would settle fights.
He had a bad habit barely worth a dollar.
He thought of himself as a doctor or a pope
he was the worst of all
on his shoulders he had swelling wounds
He made himself sound sweet.
His eyes shined every time he got more money
His name was Hubert.