Righteous Friar In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

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The Not So Righteous Friar In “The Canterbury Tales”, the Friar is the most immoral character. The Friar, Henry, breaks all four of the vows. Poverty, Obedience, Chastity, and Stability. “He was an easy man in penance-giving where he could make a decent living.” (Chaucer 227-228). From this quote you can clearly see that the Friar is breaking the vow of poverty. The vow of poverty is when a person promises to own nothing personally but to live modestly. To not be attached to material or worldly possessions. In doing so, it will allow him to attach himself to God without encumbrances. The Friar executes breaking the vow again when the speaker says, “But anywhere a profit might accrue courteous he was and lowly of service too.” (Chaucer 253-255),
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