The Doctor by Desiree Ray


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Part 1 Research questions:
  1. What specific occupation does your character practice? - The Doctor practices medecine and surgery.
  2. What does the need for this occupation and the information surrounding it tell us about the time period? - The doctors today go by more defenitive means and back than the doctor diagnoses people by their horoscopes. The doctors back than was very important and peple took them very seriously, everyone believed in them.
  3. What was his or her social standing? -The Doctor was considered a physician and in the middle ages Doctors was apart of the higher social class.
  4. What might your character’s day to day life be like?-The Doctor spends most of his time studying Astrology. He is one of the best in his profession, he knows the cause of every malady and can cure most of them .
  5. What details about this character does Chaucer not include. -The Chaucer really didnt give no physical description of the doctor.
  6. What modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why?-The Doctor would remind you of the doctors that we have now , but the medieval doctors did things a different way than they do now' their cures was different and how they took care of their patients was too.

The Doctors taking care of their patients in medieval times.
The Doctors taking care of their patients in medieval times.


Part 2
Examination of text:

  1. The Doctor was very smart-he wasnt religous-he was very smart in astrology-he took his job very serious-he was good at prescribing medecines and surgeries-he made sure he watched over his patients very carefully-he was a very nice and friendly man-every patient he had he knew exactly what was wrong with them-he wore red garments-he had love for gold.
  2. Which lines in the prologue best describe your character’s physical appearance? The only thing that was said about his physical appearance is that he wears red garnishments.
  3. Which lines describe his/her personality? line 425. it talkes about how he watches over his patients for hours, in that line it shows how much of a caring person he was and how seriously he took his job.

4. Which specific words add to your understanding of the character’s personality? He always talks about Gold and how it stimulates the heart, so it makes it seem like he is only doing his job so well because of money.


Part 3


Once you have researched the background of your character and examined the text in which your character is developed, you can analyze the language better.

Analysis of the passage (Be sure to answer in complete sentences and include these responses in your wiki page. Don’t limit yourself, however; include any additional information that would help a reader understand the text better.)

  1. What is Chaucer’s opinion toward this character? He is known for how intelligence and for being a good doctor and he is also known for his love for gold.
  2. What specific lines or words tell you this choices require an understanding of vocabulary from the time period? There were some words that i didnt understand like Superfluities which means excesses and also apothecaries which means pharmacists.
  3. What is Chaucer trying to reveal or expose about the time period? Explain any satire you see as well. -There is no satire, but Chaucer does say that the doctors was part of the higher class and the doctors were very important people.
  4. What do you think Chaucer's purpose of including this character was? Because the doctors was one of the most important people in the medieval times. The doctors play a major role now as they did back than and they also made very good money back than as well.


Works Cited

"Medieval Information." Doctors. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2012. <http://medieval-castles.org/index.php/doctors_cures_and_medics_of_the_middle_a>.

"Daily Life in Medieval Europe -Doctors." Daily Life in Medieval Europe -Doctors. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2012. <http://pengzi.maruzen.com/ian/m_europe/12doctors.htm>//