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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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