How Does The Fiar Serve In The Canterbury Tales

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The Friar breaks the vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and stability; therefore, he is the most corrupt pilgrim in The Canterbury Tales. The Friar is apart of the Clergy, or the religious or Church class. To be apart of the Church, you must take the vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and stability. Chaucer is making fun of the clergy and saying that most of the members do not honor their vows. The Friar breaks the vow of poverty, or not having any possessions outside of the Church. Chaucer said, “ He was an easy man in penance-giving where he could hope to make a decent living” (Chaucer 227-228). By saying this, Chaucer is saying that he gives an easy forgiveness from the Church in exchange for money. Charging money for forgiveness
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