What is the rank of each of the characters in "The Canterbury Tales"?

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All of the characters are feudal because they live in a feudal society. However, each character represents a distinct social group within that society. You can read about the characters in the eNotes study. Briefly, the characters fall into four categories:

Ecclesiastical or church: Priests, Friar, Prioress, Pardoner, Summoner, Monk, Cleric, Canon's Yeoman, Nun, Parson

Government/military: Reeve, Knight, Manciple, Man of Law, Chaucer

Merchant: Miller, Franklin, Wife of Bath, Shipman, Merchant, Physician

Servant/Commoner: Cook, Squire

I hope this helps!

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