How The Nun In The Canterbury Tales

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How much do you love food, probably not as much as the Nun in Canterbury Tales. The title of the story is the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Canterbury Tales is about all different people. It tells you the characteristics of different people like the nun, the friar, the monk and a knight. The Nun in the Canterbury Tales is interesting because she has a different personality. The nun is a fraud, tidy and meticulous and I think they are a pretty interesting combination of characteristics. To begin with, the first trait is a fraud. The nun does not act like a nun at all. Nun’s believe in god and care for other people. She cares more about animals than people. This is an important trait because it is most of her character. When she sees a mouse caught in a trap, she weeps, perhaps believing that this is how a damsel of the court would behave (Shmoop Editorial Team). Of…show more content…
The nun was a tidy person; she was always clean and dressed nicely. For courtliness she had a special zest, and she would wipe her upper lip so clean that not a trace of grease was to be seen upon the cup when she had drunk; to eat, she reached a hand sedately for the meat (Canterbury Tales, Chaucer 100-101). Her cloak, I noticed, had a graceful charm (Canterbury Tales Chaucer, 101). She wore a coral trinket on her arm, a set of beads, the gaudies tricked in green, whence hung a golden brooch of brightest sheen on which there first was graven a crowned a, and lower, Amor vincit omnia (Canterbury Tales, Chaucer 101). This trait affects the story because if she was a clean person she wouldn’t enjoy life. The author makes us understand that her behavior with such perfection was not because she was obligated to act in this way (Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - The Nun Prioress of the General Prologue). It was because having manners and being educated gave her joy, something that is wrong for a nun (Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - The Nun Prioress of the General
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