Joseph Galarza
Mrs. Miller
English 12
period 2

Part 1

Research questions:
  1. What specific occupation does your character practice?The summoner is a man who calls people down to the churches. And he would watch for people to sin and when he caught a sinner he made them pay by giving him fine wine for the price of there sinning.
  2. What does the need for this occupation and the information surrounding it tell us about the time period?People in this time period were more religious and believed in evil and good and took there religion seriously to the point they made jobs to watch over eachother. And since they diddnt have many rich people they choose the religious people to do the jobs so they were paid.
  3. What was his or her social standing?.The summoner was a very high class gentle and kind man. But his appearance werent the best and he scared small children and he he did his job well but only because it was for the wine which made him annoying when he was drunk.
  4. What might your character’s day to day life be like? The summoner could lie in court to get people to be excommunication and perople high in church were corrupt because they had high education lexels and were intelligent.
  5. What details about this character does Chaucer not include?I think caucer leaves out details of the Summoner's wife, implying she is not important.
  6. What modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why?- well a moder labor that stay deleverings the document's individuals for the court case.
1. The specific occupation the Summoner practices is that he tells people who are bad and have committed crimes that they have to go to court.
2. The need of this occupation tells about the time period because he is the only person who tells people they need to go to court where if that was the situation today, there would be police involved and it would be more inforcing.
3. The social standing of the Summoner was not one that was very good. He was known as a scoundrel and people were scared of him when they saw him walk by.
4. The Summoner's day to day life might be him,going around town and telling people who were misbehaving to summon them to court. The people always listened to him and followed what he said.
5. Chaucer does not include details about the Summoner's romantic life. There is nothing mentioned about him being in a relationship with someone or if he is even interested in love.
6. A modern day occupation that might correspond to the Summoner is a police officer. The Summoner is like a police officer because he is looking for trouble to report bad people to court. A police officer on duty is looking for people who are breaking the law and reporting them to jail, with a fine, and it can eventually can go as far as court.
Part 2:1. The Summoner's physical description is described in the beginning of the passage. It describes that when the Summoner is drunk he would not speak a word unless it is in Latin. The Summoner uses the phrase "I ask what point of the law [applies]" (139) to stall and dodge the issue.2. The best lines in the prologue that describe the Summoner's physical appearance are lines 642-651. "His face on fire, like a cherubim, For he had carbuncles" (139). "Black scabby brows he had, and a thin beard" (139). "No quicksilver, lead ointment, tartar creams, No brimstone, no boracic, so it seems, Clean up, or cure his whelks of knobby white Or purge the pimples sitting on his cheeks" (139). This describes his uncleanliness and how he doesn't appear to take care of himself.3.The lines that describe his personality are on lines 655-674. "And he had finches of his own to feather" (140). In other words he takes care of his own interests. "He was a noble varlet and a kind one, You'd meet none better if you went to find one" (140). This describes that he is a kind fellow, but also a secretly devious character.4. Specific words that add to my understanding of the Summoner's personality are "he had finches of his own feather" (140), he has his own interests. "And drinking strong red wine till all was hazy. Then he would shout and jabber as if crazy" (139).5. Examples of spelling variations from middle to modern English.

Part 3:Chaucer's opinion towards this character is that he is a dirty person and doesn't seem like he can cleanse himself. "No quicksilver, lead ointment, tartar creams, No brimstone, no boracic, so it seems, Could make a salve thjat had the power to bite, Clean up, or cure his whelks of knobby white or purge the pimples sitting on his cheeks" (139). It also says that the Summoner is a devious worker. "He was a noble varlet and a kind one, You'd meet none better if yoyu went to find one" (140). "He knew their secrets, they did what he said" (140).

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