In the general prologue of The Canterbury Tales, we're introduced to the character of the Reeve. The Reeve is described as having his hair cut like a priest's:

His berd was shave as ny as ever he kan;
His heer was by his erys ful round yshorn;
His top was dokked lyk a preest biforn.

I know nothing about the hair styles at the time, so what does this say about the Reeve's character?

  • I have several other questions about the Reeve, but I'll wait and see if the Reeve's hair is the key to his entire personality before asking them. – user111 Jul 31 '17 at 16:07

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