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In "The Nun's Priest's Tale," why is Chanticleer a round character in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?

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By definition, round characters are well-developed and flat characters are not developed.  Sometimes round characters are also considered dynamic characters (as compared to static) because they have the ability to change and grow.  Chanticleer is considered a round character because we actually learn quite a bit about his life and personality through the this tale.  Chanticleer is a very busy with all of "lady" hens and appears to be quite popular.  He is also characterizedto be lacking in courage as he reveals his bad dreams to Pertelote, his favorite of the hens.  She and he have an interesting...

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