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What is important about the dyer in The Canterbury Tales?

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brittykitty | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 2, 2007 at 1:53 AM via web

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What is important about the dyer in The Canterbury Tales?

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 2, 2007 at 3:08 AM (Answer #1)

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The dyer is one of five guildsmen--tradesmen.  Together they are considered "new money" and their wives expect the things this money will buy. They are "henpecked" so to speak; their lives are controlled by their greedy wives and the money they make.

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