An Analysis Of The Summoner's Canterbury Tales

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In Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the Summoner can be described as dishonest and unethical. He is a lecherous individual who drinks in excess. He has narrow eyes, with thick black eyebrows, a thin beard, and a face covered in sores. The summoner has been known to take bribes and his gross moral nature is reflected by his rude outward appearance. He is a cheap thief and an extortionist and often scams innocent old women into giving him their money. He tells a story about the Friar traveling through hell with an angel. The Summoner’s tone throughout the tale is angry and sarcastic. The Summoner demonstrates his ignorance throughout the tale. He extorts money from gullible people by threatening them. The tone demonstrated by the Summoner in
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