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Questions tagged [the-canterbury-tales]

For questions regarding The Canterbury Tales, a collection of 24 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer. Use with the [geoffrey-chaucer] tag.

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Significance of the Pardoner's hair style

The General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales spends a lot of time talking about the Pardoner's hair: This Pardoner hadde heer as yelow as wex, But smothe it heeng as dooth a strike of flex; ...
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Why is the Reeve's hair cut like a priest's?

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 ...