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List the members of the middle class in the group of The Canterbury Tales.

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Posted November 12, 2009 at 3:49 AM via web

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List the members of the middle class in the group of The Canterbury Tales.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 12, 2009 at 4:00 AM (Answer #1)

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Of the group of pilgrims in "The Canterbury Tales," fifteen are middle class.  Most of the others are member of the nobility or the clergy, although there are three peasants in addition to one more who joins the group towards the end of the journey.  Here are the members of the middle class:

  1. The Merchant
  2. The Man of Law
  3. The Franklin
  4. The Haberdasher
  5. The Carpenter
  6. The Weaver
  7. The Dyer
  8. The Tapestry Maker
  9. The Shipman
  10. The Physician
  11. The Wife of Bath
  12. The Miller
  13. The Manciple
  14. The Reeve
  15. The Host

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