The Canterbury Tales

c. Which characteristei of each pilgrim stands out the most?

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Since there are 29 pilgrims plus Chaucer and Harry Bailey, this is a bit difficult. We can say that they are divided into three groups: those who fight, those who work, and those who pray. The religious, in general, are typical of the corrupt medieval church (except - the country parson). The fighters are noble (knight) and a Renaissance man (squire). The clerk is a typical student (poor and thin, spending money on his books). The working class, much like the newly-developing guilds of the time, have different personalities, some good and some not so good.