In The Canterbury Tales, what is the manciple's job? What is the reeve's job? What is implied...

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In The Canterbury Tales, what is the manciple's job? What is the reeve's job? What is implied about the way these men do their jobs?

The Manciple and the Reeve

Geoffrey Chaucer's classic of medieval English literature The Canterbury Tales is a frame story. The ''Prologue'' gives descriptions of each of the pilgrims on a journey, during which all agree to tell a tale to the group to pass the traveling time.

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In The Canterbury Tales, one of the pilgrims is a manciple, which means that he works with a group of lawyers arranging deals. Though this fellow is...

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The Canterbury Tales General Prologue: Style, Structure, and Characters

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 6
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Examine the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. Read a summary and analysis of Chaucer's General Prologue and discover some of the characters.


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