In The Canterbury Tales, what details does Chaucer use to describe the Knight and the Squire?

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First, the Knight and the squire are two people.  The squire is the Knight's son.  The Knight is the first pilgrim described in the General Prologue and he is described in glowing terms.  He possesses the qualities that Chaucer felt a Knight should have: truth, honor, generousness, and courtesy.  He had proven himself in battle.  He was successful in jousts, he was modest, he was not boorish, and he was not...

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