Explain How The Monk In The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales
In The Canterbury Tales, the monk is the least moral character. He breaks many rules such as poverty when he treats himself with a horse as well as expensive clothing and food. “Supple his boots, his horse in fine condition” (Chaucer 207). These are not things you would expect a monk to have such as a “dainty horse he had in a stable, his bridle, when he rode, a man might hear jingling in a whistling wind” (Chaucer 171).
A preacher should not be out riding a horse but should be in the church helping citizens and working with god. The monk is trading and getting items from people who are in need of their sins to be forgiven. This is a scam and is not what he is supposed to be
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