Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Study Resources. Character Analysis of Prologue. Free Study Guide for The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Previous Page | Table of Contents | Next PageDownloadable / Printable Version The Knight Chaucer describes an ideal Knight, a "verray parfit, gentil knyght", who conscientiously follows all the social, moral, chivalric, and religious codes of conduct.
Chaucer does not have any particular individual in mind but casts the Knight as an idealistic representative of his profession. Modern Translation of Prologue.
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