How is society divided in the poem & during that period ,as the time mentioned in the tales.
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Chaucer's characters represent an extremely broad cross-section of all parts of society, except for the nobility. His stories represented the people themselves and touched on all of the social classes that existed...one can notice that the Knight fits loosely into the aristocrats, also known as the upper class. In the story, the Knight’s character reflects on the conclusion, with courage, skill in battle, respect for one's lord, love for a fair lady, all the marks of chivalry, which are the ultimate experiences to which a nobleman should hope for....Miller’s Tale, each story is told at the expense of a lower class, tradesperson or an outcast from an upper class, educated point of view...The Wife of Bath's tale compliments her prologue, because it supports the theme of dominance of men by women...Throughout “Canterbury Tales,” each of the characters fits into a certain type or class of person; the Knight being a noble upperclassman, the Miller being a peasanttradesman, the Wife of Bath representing the womenmiddle class, and the Pardoner portraying the Clergyman. Chaucer expresses corruption, immorality, honesty, comedy and love. He is also able to incorporate the values as well as the characterization of the belief systems and the existing society into the action of the Tales.