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In The Canterbury Tales, which pilgrim has a natural gift for begging?

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cwhiellkseerason | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 25, 2007 at 7:03 AM via web

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In The Canterbury Tales, which pilgrim has a natural gift for begging?

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bmadnick | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted August 25, 2007 at 7:25 AM (Answer #1)

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The Friar is the pilgrim who begs for money. He goes from place to place offering to hear confessions for a price. He isn't tied to any church and isn't viewed as a holy man by most people. He's willing to take bribes to forgive sins and places money above his clerical duty.


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anglo | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 6, 2007 at 7:50 AM (Answer #2)

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arjun | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted September 16, 2007 at 5:12 AM (Answer #3)

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The friar is a religious character that has a natural gift of begging. From text it is clear that there is not any attachment of his to church, despite it, he always tries to have friend ship with the influential or rich men and women and renders his service. His service is only confession or to forgive sin. When any one commits a sin, .he gets gold or money and assures them of confession and holiness from the committed sin. He is a great bribe accepting person. He is quite criticized by all in Chaucer’s age.

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