I have to write a 4 page paper on one of the characters of my choice in the Canterbury Tale in the medieval times not sure how to start it I was thinking of using the Clerk or the Squire can anybody help me start this paper
One of the characters in the Canterbury Tale is Squire, who gets only twenty lines of
details, focusing on his appearance, his abilities, and his sexuality. Squire
is the Knight's son and apprentice, who accompany him on the pilgrimage. Squire
plays a great role in the General Prologue to represent both youthfulness and
femininity. The author, Chaucer, gives him a description that he is everything
that the man ought to be. Chaucer tells us that he rides a horse well, can
joust well, and he carves the meat for the Knight well at dinner. However, from
the portrait he has, we tend to get the impression that he is just pretty young
and he is not a man but a man-boy. We also end up with the impression that the
Squire is a teenager, a bit of a pretty boy, and prone to serious infatuations
that keep him up all night. This paper will give a character analysis of the
character Squire that will focus on his personality, motivations, relationships
and the roles he plays to bring out the major themes of the Canterbury tale.
Oct 4th, 2014
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