The prolouge from The Canterbury Tales presents a panoramic view of medieval society.write an essay in which you describe ths society as it may be frmplease help me mention the different classes...

The prolouge from The Canterbury Tales presents a panoramic view of medieval society.write an essay in which you describe ths society as it may be frm

please help me mention the different classes and type of ppl chauers depict and what you consider to be the most distinguishing characteristics of the medieval social order thanks

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To me, the distinguishing feature of the social order of this time was how separated and static it was.  People were born to a certain class and pretty much stayed there.

The other thing about it was the importance of the Catholic Church.  The Church still had a lot of power not just over people's souls, but also economic and political power.  You can see the power of the Church in such clergy members as the Monk and the Prioress.

The three different kinds of people that you see in the Prologue are the clergy, the nobles (the knight and the squire) and the commoners.  Among the commoners you have richer ones and poorer ones, but they are all commoners and therefore lower in society than the nobles.

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