The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Can you give me a brief character analysis of the clerk?

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The Clerk fancies himself a philosopher, but in reality he has a pretty lackluster understanding of any philosophical concept. He misunderstands or is too dense to interpret many things. For example, at the end of his tale, the Clerk says,

But now, for love of the good wife of Bath,
Whose life and all whose...

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