The Pardoner's Tale: The Knight, The Miller & The Wife of Bath


The Knight

  • He is described first because he is held in high esteem by Chaucer, 'and that a worthy man'.
  • He is described as chivalrous, truthful, honest, free and curteous. 'To riden out, he loved chivalrie, troute and honour, fredom and curteisie'.
  • He has fought in many battles, 'At mortal batailles hadde he been fiftene'.

The Wife of Bath

  • She is deaf, 'she was omdel deef'.
  • She has a red face, 'Boold was hir face, and fair, and reed of hewe'.
  • She has five husbands, 'Housbondes at…


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