1. What specific occupation does your character practice?
- My character is a Lawyer. Lawyers ended feuds and personal quarrels. Lawyers could temporarily bring any lawsuit to a stop and stop the course of law within this neighborhood. If a person disrespected a lawyer they could be fined.

2. What does the need for this occupation tell us about the time period?
1.) It tells us that there were numerous crimes being made so a court had to be established so obviously lawyers were needed. The need for this occupation of this time period tells us that the justice system was not fair but "courts" were not fair. All the decisions were decided by the Feudal System ( caste system) and the nobles and the lords. All the decisions came from the king, there was no fair trails. Whatever the mood the king was in is what punishment you got.

3. What was his or her social standing?
To become a lawyer you had to be a noble man or a lord. Lawyers were considered to be excellent men.

4.What might your character’s day to day life be like?

Lawyers wore a multi colored coat. They were always busy settling disputes over land or stopping personal quarrels. They drew documents up about the land. Lawyers in medieval times were not fair, they would sometimes keep the good land for themselves. They liked to flaunt off the money they had and buy numerous lands.

5. What details about this character does Chaucer not include?
That lawyers were not always fair to people. Lawyers were crooked in many ways, and they used thier power to an advantage over serfs.

6.What modern day occupation might correspond to your medieval character and why?
A crooked lawyer because in society today we have lawyers that will lie and do anything to habe thier person win a case. They will do anything for the right a,ont of money, just like in medeval times.

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Part 2
Examination of text:
  1. Wary, and wise, for clients at St. Paul's
    There also was, of noted excellence
    Discreet he was, a man to reverence
    Or so he seemed, his sayings were so wise
    He often had been Justice of Assize
    By letters patent, and in full commission
    His fame and learning and his high position
    Had won him many a robe and many a fee
    There was no such conveyancer as he;
    All was a fee-simple to his strong digestion
    Not one conveyance could be called in question
    Though there was nowhere one so busy as he,
    He was less busy then he seemed to be.
    He knew of every judgment,case,and crime
    Ever recorded since King Williams time
    He could dictate defenses or draft deeds;
    No one could pinch a comma from his screeds
    And he knew wery statute off by rote.
    He wore a homely parti-colored coat,
    Girt with a silken belt of pin-striped stuff;
    Of his appearance i have said enough.

2.) Which lines in the prologue best describe your character’s physical appearance?
- The last couple lines best describe the Lawyers physical appearance. " He wore a homely parti-colored coat,
Girt with a silken belt of pin-striped stuff.

3.)Which lines describe his/her personality?
- The lawyer was wise and noted of excellence. He was a discreet man, he won many of his cases. He charged a fee for his services.

4. Which specific words add to your understanding of the character’s personality?-
- Wary, wise, noted of excellence. High position, busy

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?- The lawyer is described as an excellence man. He was described as wary and wise. Chaucer seemed to like and respect the lawyer.

2.) What specific lines or words tell you this?-
  1. Wary, and wise, for clients at St. Paul's- line 303
There also was, of noted excellence- line 304

3.What word choices require an understanding of vocabulary from the time period? Define any unfamiliar words or phrases.- Conveyancer: person who draws up documents transferring ownership of land. The lawyer transfers ownership of land to himself.

4.What is Chaucer trying to reveal or expose about the time period? Explain any satire you see as well.-There is no satire, but I learned that Lawyers had to be noble men or a lord. I learned that lawyers were wise, and not fair. Whatever decision they made was what happened there was no fair trials.

5. What do you think Chaucer's purpose of including this character was?
I think Chaucer's purpose of including this character was to show that Lawyers were different back then, than they are now. Lawyers made all the decisions back then now we have judges and fair trails. I think Chaucer is trying to show his readers that were lucky to live in this era rather than the middle ages.

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Work Cited.
English Text book