Corruption In The Summoner's The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer gives the reader a wide spectrum of life in the Middle Ages. In these tales, Chaucer describes many different types of people, usually showcasing the characters good but also corrupted side. The most corrupt character of all, the Summoner, is the most morally, physically, and spiritually disgusting character described by Chaucer. Physically, the Summoner is definitely not a stunner. The Summoner's tomato red face, has raging carbuncles and pimples all over it. While being compared to a cherubin, the redness of his face is just the opposite of an angels rosy red cheeks. The Summoner also reeks like something gross, keeping very poor hygiene. His favorite foods are onions, leeks, and garlic, the three

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