The Friar In The Canterbury Tales

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In Geoffrey Chaucer’s, The Canterbury Tales, I chose the Friar as the most immoral human being among the group of pilgrims Chaucer describes along his journey to Canterbury, the Friar exhibits several good things proving his detrimental humanity, but, as far as the religious guidelines go, the Friar breaks them all, he is not alone in this struggle however, as the Summoner and Pardoner also break 3 of the 4. But the Friar alone breaks all 4, which doesn’t necessarily discount him as a bad person in general, it just declares him unfit to be apart of the clergy class in ancient society, which was something you couldn’t just merely opt out of, you had to be excommunicated from the church in order to never be apart of the clergy, or apart…show more content…
The one to promise the vow of obedience, promises to listen to the word of God, “His brethren did no poaching where he went, for a wido the highest word among them, they vow to oblige the Abbot and elders of the church. The Friar presents himself in a very arrogant way, a very dictative, commanding, yet not-in-charge type, the Friar presents himself as the leader, but the vow dictates that he is not among them regardless, that he is lower than they. The last of the 4 vows that the Friar breaks, is the vow of stability; the pledge to simply stay within members of the community, of the church within the state that they reside in, the Friar breaks this vow very easily by wandering out with his friends on the pilgrimage to Canterbury at St. Augustine, the vow states in a common tone that they must travel alone in the journey, not with outside members of the church. Consequently, within Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, the Friar exhibits the traits of a good person, but not a member of the clergy, this is what the Friar fails to exhibit the good charm of, he is nowhere near the worst human being among the group, but he is the most morally incorrect in the entire
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